Community Policing

The Framingham Police Department believes that proactive community policing strategies and tactics such as crime analysis, problem solving and community partnerships collectively address environmental and social issues that may lead to crime. 

Police Chief Ken Ferguson in the Downtown Common.

Police Chief Ken Ferguson in the Downtown Common.

Downtown Protectors Officers Dinis Avila and Stephen Buma.

Officers Dinis Avila and Stephen Buma of the Framingham Police Department’s Safety Division have been assigned to exclusively patrol Downtown Framingham. Officers Avila and Buma work with local partners such as FDR to develop community connections among downtown businesses, residents and stakeholders.  Their goals include identifying and implementing neighborhood-based police services to reduce crime, improving the overall quality of life, and building a stronger, safer neighborhood and central commercial district.

Photo by Dan Schullman.  FDR Executive Director Holli Andrews, Police Chief Ken Ferguson, Selectman Mike Bower, Selectwoman Cheryl Tully Stoll, and SMOC Director Jerry Desilets cut the ribbon for the July 30, 2014 grand opening of the Burkis Square Community Substation. SMOC donates the space that houses both the Downtown Division for the FPD and FDR's Headquarters. 

Photo by Dan Schullman.  FDR Executive Director Holli Andrews, Police Chief Ken Ferguson, Selectman Mike Bower, Selectwoman Cheryl Tully Stoll, and SMOC Director Jerry Desilets cut the ribbon for the July 30, 2014 grand opening of the Burkis Square Community Substation. SMOC donates the space that houses both the Downtown Division for the FPD and FDR's Headquarters.