In April 1839, the Mayor and officers for the town of Quincy appointed Jacob Gruwell as constable and collector for the town of Quincy. The Quincy police department has grown from that appointment to its current size of 72 sworn officers.
We have gone from a constable equipped with a lantern and a nightstick to the officer of today who is equipped with technological equipment such as in-car computers and video cameras, portable radios and cellular telephones.
Officers of the Quincy Police Department are highly trained professionals. Equipped with some of the latest technology available and a continuing education program they are prepared to meet the needs of the community. These needs are met through the many different prevention and investigative programs the department has.
Our department is not just about answering calls and investigating crimes, we are dedicated to working with the community to prevent crimes and preserve the high quality of life our community enjoys.