Police Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Tewksbury Police Department is to reduce crime and the fear associated with crime; by providing the best possible service we can provide with the utmost integrity; by engaging the citizens with a community policing philosophy. Our objective is to improve the quality of life through community and inter-agency partnerships to thereby promote a safe and secure community for all.

Value Statement

We, the members of the Tewksbury Police Department, are dedicated police professionals committed to the community we serve, sensitive to the needs and wants of our citizens, holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of excellence and integrity. We are committed to fair and impartial policing and will uphold the rights of all citizens and treat all those who we encounter with dignity and respect.

Commitment to our Employees

We believe that our employees are the greatest and most valuable asset of our organization; and that through regular training, education, career development, wellness, peer support, exemplary leadership and organizational support, our employees will reach the highest standards of performance and professional satisfaction, while serving the needs of our community.

About Us

The Tewksbury Police Department is comprised of 63 sworn officers and 7 full time employees. The Town of Tewksbury has 30,417 residents and is located 24 miles north of Boston. We average 53,000 calls for service and 800 arrests per year. The Department has numerous specialty units including a:

  • Criminal Bureau
  • Drug Unit
  • Traffic Unit
  • Motorcycle/ATV Unit
  • Drone Unit, K9 Unit
  • Community Service Unit 
  • Behavioral Health Unit (Front Line Initiative)
  • Hotel Task Force
  • School Resource Officers
  • Have members on a regional Tactical/SWAT team


In addition to the daily proactive and reactive regiment being performed by the Patrol Division, Community Service Unit, and Detectives, the Department has integrated increased levels of crime prevention education and community programs into our crime reduction/safety strategy. The Department has targeted all Town populations with various programs that include:

  • R.A.D.
  • radKIDS (which remains incorporated into the School Department fourth grade curriculum)
  • Substance Use Prevention and Education Month
  • Citizen Police Academy
  • National Night Out Against Crime
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.) Drug Take Back
  • Operation Graduation
  • Safe Halloween
  • Child Passenger Safety Seat Checks
  • Click-It or Ticket
  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
  • Front Line Initiative
    • Police Mental Health Collaborative
    • Regional Jail Diversion Program
  • The Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) Program
  • Avoid-Deny-Defend
  • Stop the Bleed

The Department continues to work in collaboration with all Town Departments and local non-profit organizations to bring these and other necessary programs and services to our residents, transients, motoring public, patrons, Town employees, and business owners as it is recognized that everyone's assistance is required in order to provide adequate education and achieve the desired results.