Police Department

  1. Emergency Fire Dept. Line Temporarily Out of Service

    The emergency Fire Department phone line at (978)256-2541 is temporarily out of service. If called, it will just keep ringing. We are working to resolve the issue and 911 remains operational. PLEASE DIAL 911 IN CASE OF EMERGENCY Read On...
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Mission Statement


We, the Chelmsford Police Department, in partnership with our community are committed to maintaining the peace, protecting life and property, and providing professional law enforcement and crime prevention services. We accept the challenge of reducing the fear of crime by the prevention of criminal activity. We shall provide these services with compassion, dignity, and a proficiency within the framework of the United States Constitution. To enhance the quality of life for all citizens we will cooperate with other agencies and groups to resolve community concerns. To fulfill our mission, the Chelmsford Police Department will provide a supportive work environment that fosters the professional development of its members. Service will be our commitment...Honor and integrity our mandate.

Code Red


CodeRED Seconds Count In An Emergency


The Town of Chelmsford has instituted the CodeRED Emergency Notification System - an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. This system allows us to telephone all or targeted areas of the town in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action (such as a boil-water notice, missing child, or evacuation notices).

The system is capable of dialing 50,000 phone numbers per hour. It then delivers our recorded message to a live person or an answering machine, making three attempts to connect to any number.

When the CodeRED System Will Be Used


This system will only be used for emergency purposes. Examples of times when the CodeRED system could be utilized:
  • Bomb threat
  • Chemical spill or Gas leak
  • Drinking water contamination
  • Evacuation notice & route
  • Fires or Floods
  • Hostage situation
  • Missing person
  • Utility outage
This system is also for other emergency incidents where rapid and accurate notification is essential for life safety.