Street Crime Task Force – Adopt a School Program – Police Website

The Greater Hyannis Civic Association entry in the Town’s 4th of July Parade won a prize for the best depiction of the parade theme – Family, Fun and Freedom.


Welcome Greater Hyannis Civic Association members!

This is your annual Membership Guide and Incentive Program details for June 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011.Inside you’ll find GHCA guide of events, meeting calendar, and other special programs we offer throughout the year to all our members. This year we’ve added a membership incentive card; and inside you’ll find all of the special incentives available from many of our Greater Hyannis Area business sponsors to our GHCA members. We hope you enjoy this new program, and help support our local businesses. We also hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Thank you again, GHCA Board of Directors

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Thank you for the opportunity to update you on the Voices of the Village Police, Drugs, and Crime Task Force of the Greater Hyannis Civic Association. We’ve made substantial progress since our last report to the community and we’d like to use this opportunity to share some good news with you.

You may already know, Chief MacDonald’s new Street Crime Task Force has made a major contribution to our public safety in a very short period of time.  The Street Crime Task Force members have 102 arrests to their credit in just a few months. Our streets are quieter and safer today thanks to the ingenuity of this team. We are very proud of their success.

The Street Crime Task Force was enabled by the generosity and foresight of both the Town Manager and Finance Director who authorized $50,000 in supplemental overtime funding to finance this Task Force. These funds are scheduled to expire in early November and the Chief has agreed to consider reauthorizing the team through the spring of next year.

Also, we’ve spoken at length with the Chief about the possibility of reinstating the very successful and well respected Adopt a School Program. You may recall that, in better times, the police assigned full-time officers to the schools grades 5 and higher. Given current budgetary constraints, this is no longer possible.  Reestablishing the Adopt a School Program will start us back down the road of providing positive role models for our children and establishing life-long relationships between our children and the police. Again, this program is not without cost and the Chief has agreed to work the numbers to try and bring this popular and valuable program back to Barnstable’s schools.

Finally, we’ve kicked off a project to re-design the under the direction of Jeff Myers of Myers Communications Group. We’re very excited to have such a well respected and accomplished member of our community take on such an important task. We will be meeting on July 18th at 6 pm at the Police Station on Phinney’s Lane with the Chief, Detective Kevin Connolly, Task Force volunteers and Jeff to update and expand this valuable community resource. Please join us if you have an interest in participating in this project.  We’ve collected an astounding number of bytes of information which the Chief would like to share with our community online.

For further information, please contact the Voices of the Village Coordinating Committee at


For more information on this article, contact Eric Schwaab, Task Force Chair at