The Lowell Police Department's mission is to work with the community to reduce crime, the fear of crime and to improve the quality of life in the City of Lowell. The Department is committed to the ideals of Community Policing as evidenced through various programs including Safety First, the Citizen Police Academy, the Police Volunteer Program and the Director of Community Relations Program.
The Department stresses partnership, professionalism, integrity and fairness. Patrols are assigned by geographic sector, encouraging officers to become intimately associated with neighborhoods and their residents, better enabling them to fight and prevent crime in those areas.
The Department maintains specialized staffing to address narrow responsibilities such as Professional Standards, Crime Analysis, Technology and Research and Development.