Northern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC)

Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement CouncilThe Littleton Police Department is a proud member of NEMLEC and an original founding member agency.


The North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) is a non-profit corporation, and a law enforcement council, composed of a consortium of 61 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 Member Agencies: 61

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.

NEMLEC specialized units include:

  • Computer Crime
  • Motorcycle Unit
  • Regional Communications
  • Regional Response Team (RRT)
  • School Threat Assessment and Response System (STARS)
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)

The Littleton Police Department has members in the Motor Unit, Regional Communications, RRT, and SWAT.