Office of the Chief of Police

Message from Joseph Solomon, Chief of Police
The Methuen Police Department strives to make this community a better place to live. The Methuen Police Department offers a full range of municipal police services including proactive patrols, Community policing, Crime prevention, Crime and accident investigation. The Police Department is the primary answering point for the Enhanced 911 System.  Methuen today is an exciting city with a growing, vibrant population.  From a public safety perspective, this is a great time to live here. 

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, making them safer for all of us. 

For organizational purposes the department is divided into five Bureaus: Field Operations, Support Services, Community Outreach, Homeland Security and Intelligence, and the Criminal Investigations Bureau.   Each Bureau is headed by a Captain who responds directly 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.