- Partnership/Ownership/Membership – Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
In 2017, Somerville Police Chief David Fallon participated in the "Massachusetts Counter-Terrorism Seminar in Israel," as part of an all-expenses-paid delegation of US law enforcement to Israel sponsored by the New England chapter of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The New England Chapter of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) sponsors annual all-expenses-paid delegations to Israel for high-ranking New England police, ICE, FBI, and other security officials, where these officials meet with Israeli military, police, and intelligence agencies, with whom they train and exchange tactics including surveillance, racial profiling, crowd control, and the containment of protests.
- Partnership/Ownership/Membership – Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC)
The Somerville Police Department partners with the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC), as one of the nine municipal police agencies in the Metropolitan Boston Homeland Security Region that participate in coordinated surveillance and information sharing through BRIC. (The other municipalities are Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, Chelsea, Everett, Quincy, Revere, and Winthrop).
- Association/Collaboration – IBM
As of 2016, the Somerville Police Department was sharing and accessing information through COPLINK, a surveillance and criminalization platform developed by IBM and the software company i2, which has been called “Google for police officers." Through COPLINK, Somerville Police officials share their field interviews along with arrest, complaint, accident, and citation reports with other departments who utilize the platform in MA and nationwide, and Somerville Police officials are able to access the field interviews and arrest, complaint, accident, and citation reports of these other police departments. Agents from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "have direct access to the Massachusetts version of the COPLINK system," enabling ICE agents to access any information Somerville Police officials enter into COPLINK and utilize this information to facilitate ICE's regime of tracking, detentions, and deportations of Black and Brown migrants.
- Association/Collaboration – Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
The Somerville Police Department shares field interviews, arrest, complaint, accident, and citation reports, and other information through COPLINK, a surveillance and criminalization platform developed by IBM and the software company i2. Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "have direct access to the Massachusetts version of the COPLINK system," enabling ICE to access information Somerville Police Department officers enter into COPLINK and utilize this information to facilitate ICE's regime of tracking, detentions, and deportations.
- Partnership/Ownership/Membership – Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC)
The Somerville Police 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.
- Partnership/Ownership/Membership – Greater Boston Police Council
The Somerville Police Department is listed as a full member of the Greater Boston Police Council, a "law enforcement council" (LEC) set up in the 1970s to link regional police forces and share resources for policing anti-war protests. LECs in Massachusetts have played a central role in militarizing police by organizing SWAT teams and purchasing military equipment such as Lenco Bearcats and other armored vehicles.
- Partnership/Ownership/Membership – Metro Boston Homeland Security Region (MBHSR) Jurisdictional Points of Contact Committee (JPOC)
Somerville is one of nine cities designated as part of the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region (MBHSR) and has a representative on MBHSR's Jurisdictional Point of Contacts Committee (JPOC). The JPOC makes plans and allocates funds from the US Department of Homeland Security for projects aimed at integrating and militarizing police departments, fire departments, and emergency services in the MBHSR. Allocations include funding for communications and surveillance technology and for SWAT teams. The Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC), a Department of Homeland Security intelligence fusion center which runs Boston's racist "gang database," is a central project of the MBHSR.