The Methuen Police Department strives to make this community a better place to live, offering a full range of municipal police services including proactive patrols, community policing and crime prevention as well as crime and accident investigation. The Police Department is the primary answering point for the Enhanced 911 System.
Methuen is an exciting city with a growing, vibrant population. Crime has declined substantially and citizen confidence in the Police Department is high. Moreover, the cooperative working relationship between police officers and the people we serve is strong and growing stronger every day. It is clear that a solid community partnership with police is the most effective way of securing our communities.
For organizational purposes the department is divided into five Bureaus: Field Operations, Support Services, Community Outreach, Criminal Investigations and Homeland Security & Intelligence Bureau. Each Bureau is headed by a Captain who reports directly to the Executive Captain whoreports to the Chief of Police. You will find that our employees are a dedicated, well-trained and enthusiastic group of professionals who take pride in their work. They are ready to work with you to make your home, your workplace and your community a better place to live.