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.
Thank you, and God Bless.
Robert J. Kirmelewicz, Chief of Police
Robert J. Kirmelewicz started his law enforcement career at the Rowley Police Department in 1985. In 1986 he attended the 29th Municipal Police Officers Class at the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council Police Academy in Topsfield. In 1989 he transferred to the Groveland Police Department as the Highway Safety Officer. After assuming many different assignments over the years, including the training of other police officers; he was promoted to sergeant in 2002. As sergeant he was responsible for many administrative duties within the police department, including: firearms licensing, background investigations, scheduling and patrol supervision. In 2008 he was promoted to chief of police and assumed command of the department. The chief holds the following Criminal Justice Degrees: Associate of Science Degree from Northern Essex Community College, Bachelor of Science Degree from Springfield College, and Master of Science Degree from Western New England College.