Massachusetts Cop Forum banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 20 of 49 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I was looking through some pictures on my computer, and I found a shot of an old MDC Police cruiser. That picture made me wonder about the former agency. I'm just curious, but what jurisdiction did this department have, and what powers did their officers have?

Thanks.
 

·
Subscribing Member
Joined
·
2,280 Posts
I believe they had from 128 east area including the southeast express way, RT9. Their powers entailed parkways, highways, playgrounds, some municipal roads. I think they had full police powers anywhere east from 128. Their cruisers were pretty cool looking.
 

·
Founder of MassCops
Joined
·
6,401 Posts
BHCCPD said:
Their cruisers were pretty cool looking.
After they ditched the green and went to blue & gray, before that they where goofy looking.
 

·
Subscribing Member
Joined
·
2,280 Posts
Gil said:
BHCCPD said:
Their cruisers were pretty cool looking.
After they ditched the green and went to blue & gray, before that they where goofy looking.
Gee don't remember green but then again I was grabbing my six pack of buds and running when they raided the keg parties on the MDC parks in west roxbury, roslindale, hyde park in the mid to late 80s "OH SHIT WTF HERE COMES THE METS RUN"!!! LOL
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,172 Posts
AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, just having a flashback to the consolidation!

The MDC(or More Dukakis Cops, as they were known in the day) had powers not only on any properties that were owned or controlled by the MDC, but also in any jurisdiction their water mains traversed...

Trivia: the Boston guys used to refer to them as "squirrel-chasers" :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
189 Posts
ok, I was just wondering because your occupation says specialist/tech.I assumed it had to do with law enforcement just didn't know what.Thanks.
 

·
Subscribing Member
Joined
·
342 Posts
Years back I used to work with a lot of these MDC guys. My town had a MDC reservor in it and one of their larger substations was in the next town over. While some of the officers were ok most of the younger ones at the time were MSP wana bees who didn't make the cut for the MSP but got on to the MDC as what the thought was the next best thing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,172 Posts
I used to work with a lot of guys retired from MSP, Boston, Cambridge, and the MDC.

From what I learned watching them interact, the mets were essentially a political job...The other guys used to bust on the mets, asking if they were the guy whose job it was to transport Speaker Kevarian (D, Papa Gino's) kid to and from school, which school crossing did they guard, did they ever find out who was setting the ashcans on fire along the esplanade, etc! :D

In fact, I once had to transport her from UMASS to GHQ (card factory) on the dogwatch....oops :oops:

nevermind :lol:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
Thanks for the responses.

Here's the picture I found:

Above photo from John Antonelli.

I'll look around and see I have any others.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,172 Posts
Ford_Fan,

Just curious: why does a FoMoCo guy have a Dodge Brothers machine on his 'puter? :?
 

·
Subscribing Member
Joined
·
228 Posts
Where did you find that picture? You cannot find anything on the old Metro Police, that's a good memory picture to have.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
dcs2244: Yeah, you got me there. :D Anyway, I had to save that picture, it's a classic (even if it is a Dodge)!

michaelbos: I think I saved it from the old police car website, Copcruisers. That site has been closed for a few years now. I'll keep looking around on my computer and see if I have any other pictures of their cars.
 

·
Subscribing Member
Joined
·
228 Posts
Thanks Food. Beside all the funny remarks, the Mets were well used as backups to alot of cities and towns since they way they were set up. They were set up as an urban department. With district stations with so many assigned cars, motorcycles,detective,wagons,K-9's. And they would patrol their concerns within their districts. And some towns,cities did benefit from the MDC Police as having extra units patroling their cities and towns as they were patroling their concerns.

Now the MBTA has assumed that role to a point, they are called into areas at times to assist in major incidents along with the Mass State Police of course.

The Mass Capitol Police of course took care of the State house, all those state buildings and the old Registry buildng. And they had some funny powers along with that since they protected the legislation and Senate, so it was nice to have friends :D I worked for a small state agency then as a Police officer and Governor VOLPE's Brother or cousin was a MCP officer and had the Beacon Street beat from Beacon and Charles to Beacon and park street's and he was the spitting image of the Governor and he use to get some looks as he was roaming around in uniform (nice guy too)

And of course the Registry POlice, feared by every 16 YO with a new license in the those days :) :)
 
1 - 20 of 49 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top