Chief Daniel O'Connell
30 Mount Vernon St. Winchester MA 01890
(781)729-1212 / 911
Posted By Winchester Police on July 1st, 2022

Winchester Police and the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office announce the completion of interactive, scenario-based training   WINCHESTER, Mass – Winchester Police Chief Daniel O’Connell and Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian announced today that 33 local officers recently completed scenario-based training facilitated by the sheriff’s office. Utilizing the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Mobile Training Center (MTC), Winchester officers […]



The North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) is a non-profit corporation, and a law enforcement council, composed of a consortium of 53 police departments in Middlesex and Essex Counties, and two County Sheriff’s Departments. 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 53
Number Sworn – Police 3225
Number Sworn – Sheriff 700+
Population Served 1.3 million
Land Area 700 square miles
Service Area Membership is limited to agencies in Middlesex and Essex Counties, North and West of Boston.
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
  • Motorcycle Unit
  • Regional Communications
  • Regional Response Team (RRT)
  • School Threat Assessment and Response System (STARS)
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
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

Member Agencies

NEMLEC’s 50 member agencies are listed below:

Andover PD
Arlington PD
Bedford PD
Belmont PD
Billerica PD
Burlington PD
Carlisle PD
Chelmsford PD
Concord PD
Danvers PD
Dracut PD
Dunstable PD
Essex County Sheriffs Department
Gloucester PD
Groton PD
Haverhill PD
Lawrence PD
Lexington PD
Lincoln PD
Littleton PD
Lowell PD
Lynnfield PD
Malden PD
Marblehead PD
Medford PD
Melrose PD
Methuen PD
Middlesex County Sheriffs Department
North Andover PD
North Reading PD
Peabody PD
Pepperell PD
Reading PD
Rowley PD
Salem PD
Saugus PD
Somerville PD
Stoneham PD
Tewksbury PD
Townsend PD
Tyngsborough PD
Wakefield PD
Waltham PD
Watertown PD
Wenham PD
Westford PD
Weston PD
Wilmington PD
Winchester PD
Woburn PD

NEMLEC Home Page

 information copied from NEMLEC.com