North Eastern Massachusetts
Law Enforcement Council

Public Safety through Regional Partnerships



314 Main St. Suite 205
Wilmington, MA  01887




Who We Are

The North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) is a non-profit corporation, and a law enforcement council, composed of a consortium of 58 police and sheriff departments in Middlesex and Essex Counties. Member agencies operate pursuant to an interagency mutual aid and assistance agreement. We have grown and evolved over the years to address the ever-changing demands placed upon the law enforcement profession.

NEMLEC is a professional organization, directed by member needs and priorities, and governed by an elected Board. Member police chiefs actively participate in its operation serving in leadership roles on operational units and committees. NEMLEC manages all aspects of the organization through member meetings, open processes and a comprehensive intranet system.

NEMLEC Overview
Member Agencies 58
Number Sworn Police 3275 (close estimates based on department personnel sizes)
Number Sworn Sheriff 700+ (close estimates based on department personnel sizes)
Population Served 1.6 million (close estimates based on U.S. census)
Land Area 930 square miles  (approximate)
Service Area Membership is limited to agencies in Middlesex and Essex Counties, North and West of Boston. (For Non-NEMLEC Agencies only by Approved Special Requests to NEMLEC ).
Operational Units
NEMLEC units are composed of highly trained and skilled officers from member agencies under the command of a police chief. They are a primary source of assistance and support and are available to member police chiefs who activate them in accordance with written protocol.
  • Computer Crime Unit (CCU)
  • Motorcycle Unit (MCU)
  • Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT)
    • Regional Communications (RC)
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
  • Regional Response Team (RRT)
  • School Threat Assessment/Response System (STARS)
NEMLEC resources are (i) specialized systems or technology that facilitate police practices, and/or (ii) personnel or teams with unique skills not typically available in police departments. Member agencies can draw from these resources as needed, if available.
  • NEMLEC Intranet Regional Information Sharing
  • Regional Detectives
  • Crime Scene Services
  • Dive Team
NEMLEC Committees are composed of member police chiefs. Committees drive specific organizational activities.

  • Finance
  • Membership
  • Professional Development
  • Standards and Policies
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technology

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