The Town of Dennis is located in southeastern
Massachusetts, on Cape Cod within the county of Barnstable.
It is bordered by Cape Cod Bay on the north, Brewster and Harwich on the
east, Nantucket Sound on the south, and Yarmouth on the west.
Dennis is approximately 76 miles south of Boston and 260 miles from New
consists of five distinct villages each with its own post office and unique
characteristics. These villages include: East Dennis and Dennis which are
located on the north-side of the town; South Dennis which is located in the
center area of the town and the villages of Dennisport and West Dennis which
are located on the south-side of the town.
Dennis is centered in one of New England's
primary Summer resort areas. The community's
2010 census was 14,207 and the summer
population is estimated at 63,000.
The Dennis Police
Department has a current staffing of 41 sworn police officers and 9 full-time civilian positions (4
dispatchers, 3 clerical positions, 1 victim services coordinator and 1