Message from the Chief

    On behalf of the men and women of the Salisbury Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website. I hope that this site will help you learn about the Salisbury Police Department, how the department works, its dedicated personnel and the various programs we offer. This site is also designed to provide visitors with links to useful government agencies and forms the public may need. I hope you find it helpful.

    I am truly excited about the opportunity to lead the Salisbury Police Department into a new era. I know I have an outstanding group of men and women who are truly dedicated to the Town of Salisbury.

    It is our mission to promote public safety through service, integrity and professionalism utilizing partnerships to:

    1. Prevent, reduce and deter crime and the fear of crime;
    2. Enhance highway safety through education and enforcement; and
    3. Safeguard property and protect individual rights.

    We are committed to working to keep Salisbury safe for its residents and visitors. We are always interested in receiving feedback from the community in order to deliver quality service. You may contact my office with comments or concerns at admin@salisburypolice.com

    We hope you enjoy our website and if the Salisbury Police Department can be of any service please contact us at (978) 465-3121.

  • Chief Fowler’s Bio.

  • Thomas W. Fowler is the Chief of Police for the Salisbury, Massachusetts Police Department. Prior to that he spent twenty-five years with the Branford, Connecticut Police Department where he retired as Deputy Chief of Police in July of 2012. Chief Fowler has a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Haven in Criminal Justice Administration. He earned his Masters of Public Administration in 2006 from the same University. Chief Fowler is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy, 204th Session, in Quantico, Virginia and also attended the 46th session of the Police Executive Research Forum’s (PERF) Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) held at Boston University and instructed by faculty members of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has also completed the FBI-LEEDA (Law Enforcement Executive Development Association) course for command level officers. Chief Fowler has been a certified assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and visited police departments throughout the Country verifying compliance with best practices and CALEA standards. Chief Fowler is also on the adjunct faculty staff for Loyola University, New Orleans and Charter Oak State College where he teaches courses in Budget Analysis, Criminology and Leadership in Public Safety. Chief Fowler is married and has two children in college.