MA Special Needs Facilities

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Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH): State Hospitals and Community Mental Health Centers

  • The DMH have their own police department, which handles all DMH Facilities with the exception of the following
  • Kindred Hospital Springfield (Former Springfield Municipal Hospital, which still does long term care), which rents a 40 Bed unit out to the DMH as a replacement for Northampton State Hospital.
  • DMH Facilities housed at DPH Facilities utilize the DPH Police. Bridgewater State Hospital utilizes the Department of Correction for security.
  • This project of finding the frequencies started from work related meetings at some of these facilities. Most frequencies are simplex.
  • For Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Please see MA Hospitals
Facility Frequency Type Tone Location Other Info Confirmation/Re-Confirmation
Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) DMH Police 453.6875 R 136.5 Boston DMH Police 2019.04.12 ecps92
Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) 463.7250 R D612 Boston Maint/Admin 2019.02.22 ecps92
Dr. Erich Lindemann Community (CMHC)/DMH Headquarters (AKA Lindemann Center) DMH Police 453.1625 R D423 Boston Operations 2012.04.28
Tewksbury Hospital DPH Police 453.1500 R 123.0 Tewksbury
Taunton State Hospital DMH Police 158.7750 R D115 Taunton 2021.01.04 W1KNE
Taunton State Hospital DMH Operations 159.3525 R D023 Taunton - 2021.01.25 W1KNE
Taunton State Hospital DMH Maintenance (Includes property snow removal) 155.5500 R D311 Taunton - 2021.02.07 W1KNE
Westboro State Hospital DMH Police (Closed) 154.0250 S 146.2 Westboro
Worcester Recovery Center Hospital DMH Police 155.4000 S 79.7 Worcester
Worcester Recovery Center Hospital DMH Police 453.8125 R C01 Worcester SL:1 TG:6000 - Operations (Security?) 2021.06.07 W1KNE
Bridgewater State Hospital DOC TRS Bridgewater Forensic Only
Quincy CMHC DMH Police 158.7750 S ? Quincy
Pocasset CMHC DMH Police 158.7750 S ? Bourne
Dr. John C. Corrigan CMHC DMH Police 158.7750 S ? Fall River
Brockton Multi-Services Center DMH Police 158.7750 S ? Brockton
Dr. Harry C. Solomon CMHC (Lowell) DMH Police 453.8375 151.4 Lowell

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Hospitals

  • No DPH Hospitals have emergency rooms. DPH hospitals provide specialized long term care. Lemuel Shattuck Hospital is a full service DPH hospital and has a operating room.
Facility Frequency Type Tone Location Other Info Confirmation/Re-Confirmation
Lemuel Shattuck Hospital (Boston) DPH Police 453.1500 R C12 Boston See Hospitals for Confirmations
Tewksbury Hospital DPH Police 453.1500 R 123.0 Tewksbury 2020.05.22 N1ZYY
Western Mass Hospital (Westfield) DPH Police 154.5700 ? ? Westfield

Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation (DMR) Regional/Developmental Centers

  • These facilities are mostly long term care specialized group homes reserved for only the most severely developmentally disabled and who have special situations that would prevent them from living in community group homes. DMR has its own police force for its larger facilities.
Facility Frequency Type Tone Location Other Info Confirmation/Re-Confirmation
Dr. Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center - DMR Police 154.8450 127.3 Waltham Closed, Property sold to city of Waltham
Dr. Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center - Ops/Maint 154.0850 S 127.3 Waltham Voice Paging 2011.02.28
Dr. Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center - Alarms 151.6850 151.4 Waltham Repeater may still be active, 2020.01.26 2011.09.14
Hogan Regional Center ? ? Hawthorne (Danvers) DMR Police force was disbanded at this facility, might reappear with other facilities closing
Galvin Regional Center ? ? Shrewsbury (Closing)
Monson Developmental Center DMR Police 155.3250 S 103.5 Monson AKA Monson State Hospital (Closing)
Templeton Developmental Center DMR Police ? ? Templeton Also known as "Fernald School". Long held a large annual crafts fair. (Closing)
Wrentham Developmental Center DMR Police 158.9550 S ? Wrentham


Massachusetts Soldier's Homes

  • Soldier's Homes located Holyoke and Chelsea provide long-term care, acute care, day surgery at Chelsea's Soldier's Home and numerous other programs to MA veterans.
Facility Frequency Tone Notes Confirmation
Holyoke Soldier's Home 453.5625 C01 SL:1 TG:1 - Operations and Police 2021.03.09 disp617 (SNE Submitter)
Chelsea Soldier's Home/Quigley Memorial Hospital Police ? ?

Massachusetts Private inpatient psychiatric hospitals

  • Stand a lone Psych hospitals usually use Simplex HTs in the business band and are usually unlicensed
  • If the hospital is not attached to a general hospital it will be referred to as a "stand alone"
  • Very little formal radio traffic in most of these stand alone hospitals with the exception of radio checks and psychiatric emergencies. Listening to them is not like listening to campus police departments. Most of the radio traffic is by the person's name . Most of the time you will here "Code ____" and thats the end of the radio traffic for that incident.
  • A lot of General hospitals are points of entry for emergency psychiatric care (E.G. Section 12s, etc.)