About the LPD

In FY2018, the Police Department responded to over 8,000 complaints and calls for service, including over 500 crimes, 900 motor vehicle crashes and 1,000 residential and commercial alarms.

Department Organization

The Lexington Police Department comprises 7 divisions:

  • Administration
  • Patrol and Enforcement
  • Traffic Bureau
  • Investigations
  • Dispatch
  • Animal Control
  • Crossing Guards

Sworn officers include the Chief, 2 Captains, 5 Lieutenants, 7 Sergeants, 5 Detectives and 29 Patrol Officers.

Find out more about the department organization and personnel

Find out about employment with the Police Department

Police Department Policies and Procedures

The complete Policy and Procedure manual, updated in 2020.

Other Police Department Activities and Memberships


The department is a member of the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC). NEMLEC is a consortium of 54 municipal police and sheriff agencies that enhances public safety services in its member communities. NEMLEC's mission is to:

  • increase member agencies' ability to respond to incidents
  • enhance performance, skills and abilities of agency personnel
  • share knowledge, resources and personnel
  • deliver specialized services to support member agencies while maintaining local control

See police officers participating in NEMLEC training

Find out more about NEMLEC

Lexington Police Honor Guard

The Honor Guard comprises 7 members, all sworn officers of the Lexington Police Department. They participate in a variety of events including funerals, parades and presenting the colors at sporting events.

Find out more about the Honor Guard