The Barnstable Police Department is responsible for 72.6 square miles of land and water with a year-round population…More of about 50,000 residents. They serve the community with a patrol force, detectives, and special units including K-9, bike, an award winning SWAT team, marine, honor guard, segway, traffic and motorcycle.
In addition to serving and protecting the public through crime prevention and suppression programs, it also provides public education and community policing programs in the schools.
The Barnstable Municipal Airport has come a long way since its first flight landed on a grassy field in 1928. Since…More then, the 623 acre airport located in Hyannis has grown to house Cape Air/Nantucket Airline and Island Airlines, in addition to private and charter aircraft including Rectrix Aerodrome Centers, Inc., Griffin Aviation and Cape & Islands Air Freight.
The US TSA has an office here and officers on duty to secure passengers en route to Logan Airport in Boston. In addition to TSA officers, there are also police officers who staff the terminal.
The airport is also home to rental car services, a soon-to-open Mad Platter Restaurant and the Michele Kennedy art gallery.
In May 2012, officials dedicated a new passenger terminal, air traffic control tower and access road, elements of a $40 million improvement program.
Established in 1926, the Cotuit Fire Department is run as a selectman style government separate from the town…More municipality. It serves 6.6 square miles within the village and provides a variety of services including water, response to spills, leaks, electrical problems and down wires, rescue services and accident response, well being checks, lockouts and lock ins and educational programming plus its firefighting duties.
Barnstable Fire Departments also provide emergency medical services at the advanced life support level.
In addition to these services, the Cotuit Fire Department also sponsors a kids day with the other four fire districts and the Barnstable police.