Concord, MA 01742
Telephone: (978) 369-4100
Station A-3, Concord, is situated with its front door on Rt. 2, located between two of the states prisons, MCI Concord (maximum) to the south and Northeast Correctional (minimum) to the north. In the past, the barracks was equipped with heavy weapons and gas guns as the State Police were expected to quell prison disturbances. The Concord barracks is a three story brick Colonial built during the 1930's. The barracks was constructed as part of the WPA program, a program developed as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal" plan to rescue the United States from the Great Depression. The barracks was built on route 2 prior to the advent of routes 128/95, 495 and the Mass. Turnpike to provide coverage on a heavily traveled east/west corridor. A visitor to the barracks would soon notice that the rear parking lot is depressed and surrounded by a high berm. This is a testament to days gone by when Troopers used it as a firing range, merely stepping out the back door to practice. Today the barracks coverage area is over 237 square miles in 14 cities and towns and is also home to the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section or "Truck Team"; a national model for enforcement agencies. The barracks also assists Hanscom Air Force Base with security and law enforcement and assists Park Rangers at historic Minuteman National park.
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