The mission of the Lowell Police Department is to continue building and maintaining strong partnerships with the diverse communities of the city of Lowell. We strive to work with our community to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to ensure public safety. We will do this while working to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Lowell.
The Lowell Police Department is committed to the ideals of Community Policing. Those ideals are evident in programs such as the Citizens Police Academy, the Police Volunteer Program and the Community Relations Council. The Department's core values are integrity, respect, accountability, community, sanctity of life, and knowledge.
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.
To assist in implementing our mission, the LPD has applied for and received federal, state and private funding. These grants have been used for a myriad of projects including, but not limited to, youth violence prevention and intervention programs, justice and mental health collaborations, support for domestic violence victims, and substance use disorder prevention and intervention programs to name a few. A complete report can be found here: LPD Grants Received Since 2007
The Department maintains specialized staffing to address narrow responsibilities such as Professional Standards, Crime Analysis, Technology and Research and Development.