Members of the Lee Police Department strive to provide a better quality of life for the community in which it serves. It is not uncommon to see officers stopping and talking with residents as they mow their lawns or for an officer to get out of the cruiser and quickly throw a ball with a child. This is how members of this organization see community relations. Policing in this community is not always that the arrest of a “bad guy” that prevents crime. Sometimes it is that little bit of friendliness and caring that goes a long way and gets the job done.
The Town of Lee is considered to be a bedroom community made up of approximately 5,000 residents. Most of these residents reside in the Town of Lee, but work in other communities. There is a very small commercial base, mostly in the areas of Route 125 and Route 4 as these two highways provide access to Massachusetts and the North Country.
Other police agencies may have more ranking officers; smaller departments may have no ranking officers other than the Chief. The organizational chart of the department shall be reviewed and updated accordingly. The Sergeant’s have supervisory authority over all department employees, except the Chief of Police and the Executive Secretary.