The Oakham Police Department's patrol staff is made up of fifteen regular part time officers. Supplementing the part time staff are three reserve officers and one animal control officer.  Officers will respond to calls twenty-four hours per day.

The main function of the patrol division is to prevent crime, the opportunity to commit crimes, facilitate the smooth flow of traffic by enforcement, education and direction, respond to emergencies, investigate motor vehicle accidents, investigate criminal activity and preserve the peace .

The department cannot be everywhere all the time, so we enlist the public as our "eyes and ears" to assist us in keeping Oakham a safe community in which to live, work and raise your families. We urge you to call our dispatch center at 508-882-3347 to report a crime or any suspicious activity.