Re: Barnstable County Sheriffs at Otis?
I worked the Air Show and there were alot more units than you mentioned, many undercover.
Westfield covers the traffic outside the base; this must take most of their force as no Westfield officers were available to assist with a PC that the SP's made of a drunk taking a leak on an A-10 landing assembly (no lie).
MSP have many units on the base, several at the entry points. They also cover traffic outside the base that falls outside Westfield.
Base security is not contract, they are SP's (Air Force equivalent to an MP). They are all over the base, on quads, bikes, and on foot. They do patrol the other side of the runway also, difficult for the average spectator to see. These guys are no joke; the base is theirs and you won't forget it.
The Sheriff's get the display areas, Hampden gets the ramp and Hampshire gets the movement of the planes.
As for the Springfield PD bomb squad, that was in response to a suspicious package; they were not assigned to the detail.
Overall, a ton of security spread out over several agencies. All in all, pretty fair (an importan point given the bashing the sheriff's get on these boards).