1400 Soldiers Field Rd
Brighton, MA 02135
Station H-5, SP Brighton Barracks, like it's sister station SP Boston patrols mostly DCR and state roadways and parks along the Charles River in the Boston and Cambridge areas. It was formerly know as the Upper Basin District because it is located near the upper basin area of the Charles River. With the exception of a portion of Route 2, all of SP Brighton's patrol area encompasses secondary state roads. Prior to the State Police consolidation, the Brighton barracks in an adjacent historic building, which was abandoned for the more expansive building it now occupies. The two-story structure is shared with the Department of Conservation & Recreation, which has several divisions including the Highway Division servicing the barracks area roadways and parks. Much of the roads and property patrolled by SP Brighton abut Harvard University and Boston College, which presents a diverse constituency and a multitude of calls for service including football games and other major events. Like SP Boston much of the patrol area involves recreational green space, which must be monitored to preserve the beauty of the land, which serves several communities in the area.