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Community Policing Award

The Yarmouth Police Department has received the New England Association of Chiefs of Police Community Policing Award for 2012 and was presented with the extraordinary award during a special ceremony on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Yarmouth Police Headquarters.
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Special Units

The Yarmouth Police Canine Unit was the first established canine unit on Cape Cod and originally deployed three canine teams. Yarmouth canine teams attended a sixteen week canine academy and are certified to assist patrol in various aspects of police work.  The most common functions of the Canine Unit are…

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We truly believe in keeping our Yarmouth community strong and informed about public safety topics as well as community resources and support services.  We hold many partnerships and joint initiatives with local business and government institutions to help provide a breadth of information and support
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4th Annual One Billion Rising Day in Yarmouth

The YPD and members of our entire community came together today to take a powerful stand against abuse of our women, children, and elders'today at the Yarmouth Senior Center.

It was a great event filled with experiential learning and expanding our roles in supporting abused (physical, mental, financial) persons in our community

Special thanks Senior Center Director Kathi Bailey and everyone who took the time to take a stand!
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Red Friday
Beginning in 2005, military supporters across America started wearing red on Fridays to show support for the service members who protect our freedoms and way of life around the world.

In the 12 years since, thousands of individuals, organizations, and businesses have taken up this cause and joined in observing "Red Fridays," as they've come to be known, to show their support for our men and women in uniform.

This act of solidarity is intended to let American service members---including all of those from our town of Yarmouth and all over Cape Cod and the Islands--- know that their sacrifices are recognized and appreciated, and that a grateful nation hasn't forgotten what those service members do for us on a daily basis.
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The Coast Guard is a unique branch of the military responsible for an array of maritime duties, from ensuring safe and lawful commerce to performing rescue missions in severe conditions. Nearly 42,000 men and women are actively serving in the Coast Guard to defend America’s borders and protect the maritime environment

The men and women of the Yarmouth Police Department thank our United States Coast Guard for always being there when we need them and for their tremendous work saving the life of a Medford man clinging to his overturned boat for over 13 hours in Yarmouth waters only a few days ago. The man is doing very well and is expected to be released from Cape Cod Hospital and come home sometime very soon.

Semper Paratus!

Man Found Alive Adrift on his Overturned Boat
On Monday, February 20, 2017 at approximately 10:00PM a woman from off-Cape called the Yarmouth Police Department asking to check Wilbur Park on Bass River for a vehicle with boat trailer belonging to her boyfriend who had launched his new boat, a 14' aluminum boat with a single outboard engine, out of Wilbur Park earlier in the day around 11:00AM. Her boyfriend had not contacted her since then and she was concerned.

Members of the Yarmouth Police Department immediately checked the area but did not locate his vehicle. Patrol officers also checked the man’s local residence in South Yarmouth where he stores his boat but no one was home at the residence and the boat was not in the driveway.

Several attempts were made to contact the man via cell phone but it went straight to voicemail.

The woman was advised of the information and she stated she would give him more time to return home and said she would call back if needed.

At approximately 12:30AM this morning, the woman called back to request officers check a different location located at Bass River Beach as she believed he may have launched his boat out of there instead of Wilbur Park.

Members of the Patrol Force immediately responded to the boat launch area at Bass River Beach and located the pickup truck along with an empty trailer in the parking lot.

Patrol officers began checking every inlet, beach, and water access point along Bass River and the surrounding area yet where unable to locate any sign of the man or his boat. The Yarmouth Police and Fire Departments notified numerus agencies including the United States Coast Guard, Yarmouth Department of Natural Resources, Dennis Police Department, Dennis Fire Department, Harwich Fire Department, and the Hyannis Fire Department.

Several boats from the various agencies, including the Yarmouth Fire Department with a special rescue team, were launched along with a United State Coast Guard helicopter.

At approximately 4:20AM, the USCG helicopter located the man adrift on his overturned boat outside the mouth of the Bass River. The Coast Guard transported him safely back to shore where he was subsequently transported by Yarmouth Fire Department ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital for examination and further treatment and is expected to fully recover.

The Yarmouth Police Department commends all agencies involved and is very thankful the man was found alive.

This release was prepared and distributed by the Command Staff of the Yarmouth Police Department. For further information please call the Office of the Chief of Police at 508-775-0445 extension 2115 or email us at info@yarmouthpolice.com
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