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Facilities at State Police Boston Barracks
Station H-4, SP Boston Barracks is located at a major intersection which links Boston with the western suburbs and many other major interstate highways. Telephone callers often confuse this barracks with General Headquarters because of its' Boston address. However, this barracks sits squarely in downtown Boston at the apex of several state, local and Department of Conservation & Recreation roadways. Their jurisdiction also includes the area known as Frederick Olmsted's "Emerald Necklace" making up a majority of Boston's park system. Prior to the State Police consolidation, SP Boston was once part of the former Metropolitan Police District, know as the Lower Basin District because it sits at the lower basin area of the Charles River. SP Boston has within its jurisdiction some world wide known tourist attractions including The Museum of Science, The Esplanade and Hatch Shell, Fenway Park, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and most of the major hospitals in Boston. Upon the partial completion of the Big Dig project all of the interstate highway system formerly patrolled by SP Boston has been transferred to the Turnpike and patrolled by the barracks of Troop E. This has allowed patrols to devote more patrol time to the DCR "river roads" such as Storrow Drive, Soldiers Field Road, the Riverway, the Jamaica Way and many others which have evolved into major alternate commuter routes linking the interstate highway system with Boston and the suburbs. A tremendous amount of recreational green space is also under the purview of SP Boston which is patrolled by cruiser, motorcycle, bicycle and troopers on foot. In this area, a strong partnership with the Boston and Cambridge Police Departments has developed. Each agency has formed a collaborative team approach, working with the other departments to provide police services to the entangled web of roads, which serve both cities.