Troop H

Troop H Headquarters
125 William Day Boulevard
South Boston, MA 02125
Telephone: (617) 740-7536

Troop H, one of six troops within the State Police Division of Field Services, encompasses Boston proper and what is referred to as the greater Boston region or Metropolitan Boston area. This troop extends southeast to the Rhode Island border and west to the A Troop border in Waltham. The headquarters is co-configured with the South Boston sub-station, both of which were part of the former Metropolitan District Commission Police, and known as the Old Colony Station. The original Police Station was located at Columbia Circle ( Kosciuzko Circle) and constructed in June 1950. That building still houses several units assigned to the troop headquarters including the busiest detail office in the state. In 1963, plans were developed for a larger police station to be located in the Neponset section of Dorchester however, South Boston politics prevailed and the new facility was completed in July 1964 at its current location on William Day Blvd. at the Head of Carson Beach. In the mid 1970's the building was a strategic staging area for various Federal, State and Local police agencies who had to address the security issues of school desegregation & busing, the Carson Beach Riots and America 's Bi-Centennial Celebration with visits from the Tall Ships to Boston Harbor. Upon the State Police consolidation, Troops H & I were created which included most of the former MDC stations. A short time later another reconfiguration occurred which created the current seven barracks which make up Troop H; SP Government Center, SP Framingham, SP Foxborough, SP Boston, SP Brighton, SP South Boston and SP Milton. It is probably the most unusual and diverse troop in the Commonwealth. The State House and several state governmental buildings in the heart of Boston are patrolled by Troop H as well as a vast network of Division of Conservation & Recreation roads, parks and pools. There are also many sites of historical interest such as Castle Island and Fort Independence which once defended Boston Harbor. The Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston, which hosts this nations birthday party on July 4 th with a rich tradition involves and elaborate State Police security operation. From the DCR parkways to Routes 93, 95 and 128 some of the busiest highways in the Commonwealth make up the current Troop H.