Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC)


The Wilmington Police are a proud member of NEMLEC and an original founding member agency.

What is NEMLEC?

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 Overview

Member Agencies: 61
Population Served: 1.6 million
Land Area: 905 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.

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


NEMLEC Committees are composed of member police chiefs. Committees drive specific organizational activities.

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