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Cambridge Constable?

Discussion in 'Whacker Stories' started by JD02124, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. JD02124

    JD02124 Supporting Member

    Ive seen em around here in Boston guarding liquor stores..... With a clamshell badge, that says in order from top to bottom… Constable, POLICE, City of Cambridge seal then Cambridge at the bottom. For the love of god can anyone explain to me if they are even a thing?
     
  2. Roy Fehler

    Roy Fehler MassCops Member

    I’m not saying it’s the case here, but cities & towns that don’t have a special police statute will appoint store detectives & security guards as constables to give them arrest authority. Ditto for retired officers who want to work details.
     
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  3. RodneyFarva

    RodneyFarva Get off my lawn!

    Too bad Impersonating a police officer in a non arrest-able offence.
     
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  4. CCCSD

    CCCSD MassCops Member

    Are they SSPOs..? If not, then it’s a scam. :D
     
  5. EJS12213

    EJS12213 MassCops Member

    I think its similar to what they do in Boston with the rule 400 special officers. Cambridge just calls them constables.
     
  6. CCCSD

    CCCSD MassCops Member

    I want to be a Rule .303 Constable.
     
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  7. JD02124

    JD02124 Supporting Member

    Well aware this.
     
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  8. JD02124

    JD02124 Supporting Member

    Figured but with a badge that says constable and police?? Hhmmmm
     
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  9. 38bigblock

    38bigblock MassCops Member

    A little off topic but I was 495 southbound between 15-16, almost by the Wrentham outlets, and I saw a 2010ish Dodge Avenger, with CONSTABLE, all over it, a big sign in the rear window, stickers, and a hi-viz jacket with Constable lettering on the back. I’m sure I’m forgetting something too.. I wish I got a picture.
     
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  10. CCCSD

    CCCSD MassCops Member

    I pictured it...then my brain exploded.
     
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  11. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    My favorite was someone i recognized working at Quincy Market.

    Standing inside one of the stores wearing dark blues full gun belt, but no patches . . . .

    Turns out he was a constable trying to give the illusion of being a police officer.

    Really nice kid . Hope he finally got a real job ;)
     
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  12. HistoryHound

    HistoryHound Supporting Member

    How did you resist the urge to go up to him and something like "Oh don't you look cute. My son likes to dress up like a cop too, but his costume isn't as nice"?
     
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  13. EJS12213

    EJS12213 MassCops Member

    Whats the rule on Constables and blue lights in their cars?
     

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  14. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    Couldn't tell if it had Mass. tags. If it's got NH plates could be a volunteer fire fighter ( they run blue lights in their P/V ) May be this guys loophole ?
     
  15. Goose

    Goose The list is long but distinguished. Staff Member

    Maybe they have a New Hampshire blue light permit.

    Whackers.
     
  16. CCCSD

    CCCSD MassCops Member


    About a Par Four I believe...
     
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  17. Roy Fehler

    Roy Fehler MassCops Member

    They’re required to have a blue light permit issued by the RMV, otherwise it’s a $300 civil infraction under 90-7E.
     
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