The Great Barrington Police Department began a uniformed Bicycle Patrol Unit in the summer of 2012. The goal of the program is to localize police coverage and to bring the department closer in touch with the community. The primary areas of patrol are downtown Great Barrington and Housatonic. In addition to answering calls for service, the bicycle officer enforces traffic, pedestrian and parking laws.
The purpose of the bike patrol is to increase police coverage where traditional vehicles cannot access. These areas include the Skate Park and the River Walk.
The Great Barrington Police Department K-9 Unit was established in February of 2010. The current members of the K-9 Unit include Officer Tim Ullrich and K-9 Titan. Patrol consists of the following: Obedience, Tracking, Area Searches, Building Searches, Article Searches, Criminal Apprehension, and Handler Protection. K-9 Titan is also trained to detect and alert his handler to the presence of five different narcotics.
The K-9 Unit supplements the patrol force with its unique capabilities. K-9 Titan has assisted in the detection and seizure of illegal narcotics, the apprehension of criminal suspects, and in locating missing persons. The K-9 Unit also provides assistance to surrounding communities when requested.
Funding for the implementation of the K-9 Unit was obtained completely through donations by businesses and residents of Great Barrington. The Great Barrington Police Department would like to thank all who donated.
The Great Barrington Police K-9 Unit also conducts demonstrations for public and civic groups throughout the community. If you would like to contact the K-9 Unit, please call (413} 528-0306 extension 3.
Great Barrington Police Honor Guard serves as the ceremonial agent for the Department at public events, funeral honors for the department’s employee, and on duty related deaths of law enforcement officers throughout the region.
We are most proud of this most prestigious unit.
The following officers constitute the Great Barrington Police Department Honor Guard:
Officer Victor Zucco—- Officer Timothy Ullrich—- Sergeant Adam Carlotto