Hi, Just curious to see how well a relationship their is between Campus Police agencies and the city police departments. I also welcome responses from Hospital Police Departments. Thanks
Here at the NEMC we have a good working relationship with the BPD Area A-1 officers. We only call them when we need a wagon, or when we have some information that they might want. We work together very well when an incident occurs that brings us together. In fact early Saturday morning, (2:45) there were several shots fired inside our parking garage. One of our Sgt's observed the suspect vehicle attempting to exit the garage. The BPD detail officer from the Roxy took the occupants out at gunpoint in the garage. Being alone, and only having one set of cuffs, he requested our that our Sergeant assist. The Sgt. placed handcuffs on one suspect, as did the BPD officer. The third suspect fled on foot and was caught by the wagon crew on Washington Street. Upon looking through the drivers window of the car, our Sgt. observed a spent shell casing on the drivers seat. During the subsequent search, the BPD officer, and our our Sgt. located 1 gun each secreted inside the vehicle. All of the occupants were placed under arrest, and transported for booking. At least one of the guns was confirmed to be stolen.I also welcome responses from Hospital Police Departments.
NEMC transports as well on occasion. We have a cruiser with a cage, and when the wagon is tied up and they have no service cars available, we can request permission from the BPD supervisor to transport to A-1. We dont usually have to on the day shift because we are friendly with several BPD guys in our area, and they speed up the process when we need a wagon. To answer the question though, Rule 400 Boston Special Officers must call 911 and request a BPD transport. SPO's, Sheriff's, etc. are not required to have BPD transport as a rule, however, I believe that each Area commander has their own preference. A-1 would like departments to use a wagon, but as needed, we can transport.MGH Transports? I thought a BPD unit was required to do all prisoner transports?
It helps that MGH also has 5 times the number of officers working on the shift. If we lose 2 officers for booking, we could be down as much as a third of our shift until they clear the station. It often makes much more sense for us to have them transport, and send only the arresting officer to the station for booking.MGH ALWAYS does their own transports.
We are not Boston Specials either, so by asking for permission, Im refering to calling them prior to our arrival to advise them that we are dragging OUR prisoners through THEIR back door.We don't need permission. Probably because we are Campus PD (Officers are State Specials, NOT Boston Spec.).
Unfortunately, this is not so rare for us...lots of combatants... :evil:The rare exception would be a highly combative subject, then we'd call for a wagon.
How many do you have on per shift? (you can PM me if you rather)csauce30 said:It helps that MGH also has 5 times the number of officers working on the shift. If we lose 2 officers for booking, we could be down as much as a third of our shift until they clear the station. It often makes much more sense for us to have them transport, and send only the arresting officer to the station for booking.MGH ALWAYS does their own transports.