Troop C

Troop C Headquarters
612 Main Street, Route 122A
Holden, MA 01520
Telephone: (508) 829-8326

Within the Division of Field Services (DFS), Troop "C" encompasses the entire central part of the Commonwealth. This geographical area is the fastest developing area of our state and ranks among the top five in all of New England for growth in both commercial properties and private housing. Many of these expanding communities have seen double-digit housing starts and can no longer be viewed as "sleepy little towns". Central Massachusetts is a highly desirable location and is viewed as the best choice for young families desiring a higher quality of life for their children. These demographic shifts in population have expanded the responsibilities of the Troopers assigned within Troop "C".

Troop "C" is comprised of 8 State Police sub-stations and a consolidated central dispatch facility. Uniformed Troopers patrol many square miles of state roadways within the troop boundaries. Additionally, 85 cities and towns rely on the State Police for assistance or primary patrol function. These municipalities stretch from the eastern troop area along Interstate 495 to the western limit along the Quabbin Reservoir, North to the New Hampshire Border and South to the bordering states of Connecticut and Rhode Island. The Troopers of Troop "C" provide diversified policing services to these cities and towns, some of which have no full time police forces.

The primary mission of the Massachusetts State Police is to provide professional and specialized police services to the citizens of the Commonwealth. Patrolling the interstate roadways and responding to motor vehicle crashes and enforcing motor vehicle laws is only small part of the mission performed by uniformed troopers. Troop "C" personnel perform a full myriad of police services during their shifts. A Trooper may be on an interstate performing a patrol function and them find themselves responding to a domestic violence situation within a small town. Our interactions with local agencies and established partnerships with the communities we serve have proved critical to our success in the central Massachusetts region. Most of our Troopers are on a first name basis with many of their local police counterparts. The commanders of the 8 sub-stations and the Troop "C" command staff attend regular meetings of local officials to strengthen the bonds between the Massachusetts State Police and the citizens and communities we serve. We strive to constantly improve our responsiveness to the community as well as continue in the finest traditions of the Massachusetts State Police.