Lt. Colonel Edward Amodeo, Division of Field Services   

Lieutenant Colonel Edward Amodeo, Division Commander

The Division of Field Services has been providing an array of police services to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 1921. Not only is Field Services one of the oldest divisions it is also the largest division within the State Police, more than 1500 uniformed troopers proudly serve our citizens. The Division of Field Services is comprised of seven Field Troops and Special/Tactical Operations consisting of thirty-nine individual State Police Barracks, three Air Bases, and one Marine Base.


Throughout the history of the Massachusetts State Police, officers have provided an unsurpassed level of professionalism to the communities they serve. It is this level of professionalism which continues to reinforce public trust, confidence, and the degree of respect held for the officers of the Massachusetts State Police.


In order to provide comprehensive policing services to the citizens of the Commonwealth, the Division of Field Services has developed a number of units that provide traditional and special services offering a wide range of capabilities. Some of these include: aviation, marine patrol, horses, canines and crisis response.



The Division of Field Services Mission is to provide Uniformed Policing and Patrol Services throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in order to:

  • Facilitate Motor Vehicle Crash and Fatality Reduction utilizing Proactive Enforcement and Education to ensure the Safe, Efficient, and Expeditious Flow of Traffic.
  • Provide Primary Policing and Law Enforcement Services to the Department of Conservation and Recreation Beaches and Parks, Massachusetts Port Authority Airports and Properties, MASSDOT, and to Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Facilities.
  • Provide Special and Tactical Resources within the Commonwealth and to respond to large scale Public Safety Emergencies, Events, and Incidents.
  • Provide policing support and assistance to Municipal Police Departments.


For a comprehensive description of the many services the Division of Field Services provides along with Troop and Barracks locations, please click on the links below.


State Police Stations

Emergency Tactical and Response Teams

Traffic Operations

Ceremonial Units


Vintage Motorcycle Lineup at SP Framingham