Environmental police

Sailboat Remnants Turn up on Vineyard Beachfronts

Massachusetts Environmental Police are investigating after the remnants of a vessel washed ashore this week that was believed to have broken loose from a mooring in Hyannis harbor.

New Environmental Police Officer Begins Work on the Vineyard

Sgt. Scott Opie, the new part-time environmental police officer on the Island, was introduced at the Rod and Gun Club on Wednesday.

Environmental Police Locate Sunken Sea Scalloper Offshore

The 56-foot sea scalloping vessel that sank with four aboard on Nov. 24 has been located, according to Massachusetts Environmental Police. Maj. Patrick Moran confirmed that the F/V Leonardo was located on Sunday.

Chiefs Raise Concerns About Reduced Presence of Environmental Police

With deer hunting season in full swing, six Island police chiefs are registering unanimous concern about the shrinking presence of environmental police on Martha’s Vineyard.
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Sgt. Bass: Environmental Police Officer

There’s a new environmental police sergeant in town, and while he doesn’t live on the Vineyard, Matt Bass is nevertheless a familiar face around the Island shoreline. He worked for The Trustees of Reservations on Chappaquiddick in the early 1990s, and after that he went on to work at the Cape Cod National Seashore for several years before becoming a state environmental police officer.

State's Environmental Officer Retiring

Sgt. William L. Searle, state environmental police officer for the Vineyard, will retire from his post at the end of this month. Sergeant Searle, who is 54, is retiring for personal reasons, on June 30. He and his wife, Linda, are selling their Island home and moving to Florida.