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.
Number Sworn Police
3275 (close estimates based on department personnel sizes)|
Number Sworn Sheriff
700+ (close estimates based on department personnel sizes)|
1.6 million (close estimates based on U.S. census)|
930 square miles (approximate)|
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 ).|
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
- Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT)
- Regional Communications
- 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.
- Professional Development
- Standards and Policies
- Strategic Planning
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