For more information on policing in Massachusetts, see entry on Boston Police.
The Essex County Sheriff's Department is a member agency of the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC). NEMLEC is a "law enforcement council," which organizes SWAT teams and obtains military equipment for use by local police and other law enforcement agencies, while operating largely out of public view as a semi-private organization.
Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council meeting minutes from February 2022 list Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger as well as Essex County Sheriff's Department Communications Director David Spinosa as NERAC "Council Members".
The Essex County Sheriff's Department was listed as an employer "looking to Hire Salem State Vikings" on the Salem State University webpage advertising the university's Spring 2022 Virtual Job and Internship Fair.