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BOURNE POLICE DEPARTMENT
In addition to the patrol and investigative services, the Bourne Police Department partners with the community to assist with making Bourne a stronger and safer community. This is accomplished through many partnerships and programs that inform the community about important events that may impact them, make information accessible to community members, and provide assistance to those citizens in need.
In an attempt to provide the most accurate and timely information to the community, the Bourne Police Department created a Facebook page and began actively posting to the page in March of 2014. In just over three months, the department's Facebook page amassed a noticeable following, with over 2,800 people "liking" the page and over 60,000 different people viewing messages posted by the Bourne Police Department on its page. Topics discussed on this page include traffic conditions, weather alerts, notices regarding criminal activity, historical information about the department, and updates as to the activities of the officers within the community. The response from the community has been very positive regarding the use of technology to get information out to the public and we look forward to continue to grow the use of this medium. The page is accessible at http://www.facebook.com/BournePolice . The messages from this page are mirrored on Twitter @BournePD.
In addition to the use of Facebook, the department has also partnered with Nixle to provide community alerts directly to cell phones and email accounts. The service is similar to a reverse 9-1-1 system in that it allows users the sign up for the FREE service to receive alerts based upon a geographical location. Do you live on Main St and want to know about any traffic conditions that will affect your ride home, sign up and be the first to know when significant delays can be expected. Regular text/data costs apply based upon your cell phone carrier. Click on Community Alerts for more information.
The department processes firearms applications regularly. Click on Firearms Licensing for more information.
The Bourne Police Department attempts to assist all citizens who need fingerprints for job applications, state licensing, military purposes, or other reasons. This is done using our inkless digital fingerprint system to minimize the chances of the fingerprints being rejected by the receiving authority. Citizens looking to obtain fingerprints should contact the department at 508-759-4451 to determine officer availability.
The Bourne Police Department has partnered with CrimeReports.com to provide citizens with access to recent police calls for service overlayed on a map of the community. Other area communities, such as Wareham and Barnstable, have also partnered with the service, allowing for police activity from all participating agencies to be displayed on the same map. Data is generalized to "blocks" (1 block, 10, block, 100 block, etc), for privacy reasons. Try it out today at http://www.crimereports.com and entering your Zip Code.