The Littleton Police Department is made up of 22 full-time Patrol Officers, 8 full-time Communications Officers, one Executive Assistant, and 7 part-time employees, including Reserve Officers and Communications Officers. We are a member of the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC). The Department earned full accreditation from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC) in 2017 and was re-accredited in November 2020.
Chief Matthew J. Pinard and Deputy Chief Jeffrey M. Patterson run the department, serving in our Administration Office, along with our Executive Assistant. Our Executive Assistant maintains our online scheduling database, processes payroll and all accounts payable, and serves as our Records Access Officer for the department, responding to all public records requests.
Our Patrol Division enforces state and local laws, provides traffic safety, emergency responses, conducts initial investigations, and maintains a strong community presence. We currently have a motorcycle unit and mountain bike officers which you will see throughout town as the weather permits. Our patrol officers work one of four different shifts- day, evening, splits (day/evening) and overnight. Each shift consists of a Sergeant and 2-3 officers.
The Special Services Division consists of a Detective/Sergeant, two Detectives (one of which is a School Resource Officer) and our K9 Unit. They perform more thorough follow-up investigations on matters within our jurisdiction. They conduct interviews, photograph crime scenes, process evidence, conduct narcotics investigations, and coordinate prosecution with the Middlesex District Attorneys Office.
Our 911 Emergency Communications Center is the twenty-four hour answering point for all police, fire, and medical emergencies in Littleton. Our Communications Officers are all EMD Certified. They are responsible for dispatching both emergency and non-emergency personnel and appropriate resources as required to ensure the community receives the best possible service in a timely manner.