SWAT/RRT Division

Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council - N.E.M.L.E.C

The Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) is a non-profit corporation, and a law enforcement council, composed of a consortium of 60+ police and sheriff departments in Middlesex and Essex Counties. The Dracut Police Department is a proud member of N.E.M.L.E.C. Currently the Dracut Police Department has three of its officers assigned to the NEMLEC SWAT/RRT Team and one to the NEMLEC K-9 Team. 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 Agencies60+
Number Sworn Police3000
Number Sworn Sheriff700+
Population Served1.6 million
Land Area833 square miles
Service AreaMembership 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.

Those units include:

Computer Crime Unit (CCU)
Regional Response Team (RRT)
Motorcycle Unit (MCU)
School Threat Assessment/Response System (STARS)
Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT)
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
Regional Communications (RC)