Special Police Services
The Douglas Police Department is proud to offer the citizens of Douglas, and area towns, the following specialized services.
Live Scan is the electronic fingerprinting process that replaces traditional ink fingerprinting. An individual’s fingerprints are scanned and securely transmitted to the government, which performs a criminal history background check using an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). Live Scan is often required by statute for certain types of state-issued licenses, employment, and volunteer work.
Working through the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council several departments have joined resources and personnel to create highly trained accident reconstruction team. This team investigates accidents resulting in death or serious injury throughout the central Massachusetts area.
Douglas Dive Rescue Team
The Douglas Dive Rescue Team is made up of both divers and surface support personnel. The team is made up of police and fire department members along with one civilian.
The Officer Phil program helps to educate children about safety, crime prevention, values, and responsibility in a way they will not only understand, but will also remember. The Officer Phil program transmits community standards and builds respect for strengthen relationships with authority figures such as parents, police, and educators.
The Douglas Police Department maintains an active and ongoing Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program and has been doing so for the past 12 years. In close cooperation with the Douglas School Department, SRO Brett Fulone teaches the program’s core curriculum to 10 and 11 year-old fifth-grade students in the Douglas Intermediate School.
The 10 week program involves discussion and instruction in the areas of Peer Pressure, Decision-Making Skills, Resistance Techniques, Drug Identity and Recognition, Advertising, etc. The program culminates with a graduation celebration that recognizes each student’s personal accomplishment and achievement.