Somerset deploys two motorcycles for special events and traffic enforcement. Our Motor Unit is also part of the SEMLEC law enforcement group, who answer the call throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.
Our agency is equipped with several drone units, some capable of night vision observation. Although a newer addition to the PD, the Drone Unit has proven itself to be a state-of-the-art asset, led by Pilot/Officer Paul Trenholme.
Several Patrol Division officers are trained in COBWEB police bike training, and are assigned as bicycle-mounted police officers for special events. Recently, during protests in Somerset, the Bike Unit proved their effectiveness.
The POP Team (Problem Oriented Policing) was formed to deal with intensive problem areas or situations which require more individualized attention than can be offered by the Patrol Division. Officers Kelly and Botelho have extensive specialized training in areas from crisis negotiation to drug interdiction.
The TEU is made up of dedicated patrol officers who work to identify “problem areas” in Somerset for issues such as speeding, stop sign/light violations, or other traffic infractions. Click the photo above to complete a form to report traffic concerns or activities.