Officer Natalie Fachada

Officer Fachada standing next to the Barnstable Police Sign

Officer Natalie Fachada grew up in Barnstable and attended Cape Cod Academy for 13 years. She moved to Boston after high school, and attended Northeastern University for college, majoring in Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Women and Gender Studies, focusing mainly on the trauma and psychological impact of the victimization of Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault.

During College, Natalie focused much of her extra time working within the community of Boston with children and teens, volunteering and teaching, and was trained as a Sexual Assault counselor. She also worked within Boston Public Schools as a Sexual Health Educator. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Northeastern with her Bachelor’s Degree, she attended Plymouth Police Academy and began working with Barnstable Police Department in 2020. Natalie works as a patrol officer on dayshift, but is especially passionate about helping victims of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking. Her previous focus in advocacy work throughout college allows her to bring a trauma-informed approach to policing.

Natalie has attended various trainings while working with Barnstable Police Department including trainings for Human Trafficking investigations, Domestic Violence and Stalking investigations and prevention, and completed the 40-hour CCIT training which focuses on better understanding mental health impacts within the criminal justice system. She is also a certified sexual assault investigator. Natalie is especially passionate about working with children, and aims to be a positive role model in every aspect of her life. Outside of work, Natalie continues to volunteer within her community. For the past two years, Natalie has been a Big Sister to a 4th Grader through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Natalie is also a member of PATH, a non-profit organization that focuses on gaining awareness and prevention of Human Trafficking. Beyond work and volunteering, Natalie enjoys spending time with her husband, going for runs with her dog, paddle boarding, and anything else outdoors.