The Rowley Police Department provides round-the-clock public safety services for the Town of Rowley. We respond to approximately 20,000 calls for service annually, which range from serious crimes and medical emergencies to minor disturbance calls and other safety oriented activities. The sworn staff is comprised of the Chief of Police, a Lieutenant who serves as the executive officer, two Sergeants, one Detective, and seven patrolmen for a total of 12 full-time officers. We also employ between eight and ten reserve police officers whose function is to fill in for sick and vacation time for full-time officers and to provide extra manpower when required.
The Police Department is also responsible for the operation of the communications center. This consists of four full-time dispatchers, one part-time dispatcher, and three reserve dispatchers. The communications center is equipped with the latest technology including E911 and EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatch) and all dispatchers must be state certified. The communications center handles both radio and telephone traffic for the police, fire, light, highway, water, and cemetery departments and is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.