On behalf of all the members of the Groveland Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our Website. It is my hope that this site will help build a strong bond between our department and the people we serve. Therefore, I feel it is important to provide you with information about how our department works, its outstanding personnel, the various programs we have set up, and any activities involving the department.
I hope you find this information helpful in getting to know us better. I encourage your participation in our efforts to make Groveland a safe and desirable community in which to reside. We welcome your suggestions and comments, which you can e-mail directly to me, a specific officer or to the department in general. We will answer your mail as soon as we can. We appreciate your interest, and encourage you to visit us here often.
Jeffrey T. Gillen, Chief of Police
Chief Jeffrey T. Gillen has served the residents of Groveland with the police department since 1990. He has served in many capacities within the department including becoming the department’s first Detective, Corporal and served as Sergeant for several years until being promoted to Deputy Chief of Police in July 2008. For many years, Chief Gillen has been instrumental as the department’s lead investigator in several serious criminal cases in Groveland with the successful prosecution of many offenders.
Promoted to Police Chief in June of 2017, he is responsible for all administrative operations of the police department including the critical recruitment and selection process as well as continuing to supervise all criminal investigations and prosecutions. Chief Gillen’s perseverance and strong leadership skills led to the Groveland Police Department becoming one of the first police departments in the area to be awarded Certification status with the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission. He is a certified assessor for the MPAC and has been a “Team Leader” for several police department assessments.
Chief Gillen earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Springfield College and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England College. He has also obtained professional development training from the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association and the Massachusetts Police Leadership Institute.