The Dracut Police Department is a proud member of N.E.M.L.E.C.

The North Eastern 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. 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 60+
Number Sworn Police 3,000
Number Sworn Sheriff 700+
Population Served 1.6 million
Land Area 833 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 Unit (CCU)
  • Motorcycle Unit (MCU)
  • Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT)
  • Regional Communications (RC)
  • Regional Response Team (RRT)
  • School Threat Assessment/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

Currently the Dracut Police Department has two of its officers assigned to the NEMLEC SWAT/RRT Team.

Lt Stephen Chaput is currently the Officer-In-Charge of the NEMLEC SWAT Team, LT Chaput has been a member of the RRT Team since 1987 (29 years) and the SWAT Team since 1989 (27 years). Sgt Jonathan Seamans has been member of the RRT Team and a SWAT Operator since 2006 (10 years) and also is one of several SWAT Operators assigned to maintain and operate NEMLEC’s newly acquired EOD Robot, the ICOR Caliber Robot. The Dracut Police Department and Chief Kevin Richardson are also proud to announce that Sgt Seamans is the first 2nd generation SWAT Operator in the State of Massachusetts. His father, David Seamans (Lowell Police Department), was a former member of the NEMLEC SWAT Team.