How to file a concern or complaint about the Lexington Police Department

Here are your options for filing a concern or complaint about the Lexington Police Department or one of its employees.

Lexington Police website
Follow the police complaint procedures that are on the department’s website, https://www.lexingtonma.gov/police .

By Mail:
Attention Chief Mark Corr
Lexington Police Department
1575 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420

In person:
Same Address
Request to speak with the Commanding Officer on-duty.

E-mail:
Policeinfo@lexingtonma.gov reviewed by Captain M. McLean
mcorr@lexingtonma.gov Chief Mark Corr
mmclean@lexingtonma.gov Captain of Operations, Captain M. McLean
jbarry@lexingtonma.gov Detective Commander; Designated Civil Rights Investigator, Lieutenant James Barry

By Phone:
781-862-1212 ext 205 Commanding Officer on-duty
781-863-9205 bypass the phone tree; Commanding Officer on-duty
781-862-1212 ext 300 Chief’s Office
781-863-9300 bypass the phone tree; Chief’s Office

Social Media
The Lexington Police Department has a Facebook page which is managed by our Community Resource Detective Aiden Evelyn. We are currently reviewing a better process by which to receive complaints by a social media platform.

In addition, you may consider filing a complaint or concern with the following:

Lexington Human Rights Committee

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
Directory of contacts at the Attorney General’s Office
How to file a civil rights complaint

Saturday, February 8, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon – The Black History Project of Lexington

At the Lexington Historical Society Archives and Research Center
1332 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420

The Black History Project of Lexington

Everyone has a story. Will you share yours with us?

Lexington Historical Society and the Association of Black Citizens of Lexington (ABCL) are teaming up to document the history of the black experience in town. Collecting oral histories, photographs, documents, and artifacts will help historians build a clear and complete picture of Lexington’s multiracial history.

On February 8th, at our inaugural event, we will be collecting stories and scanning photographs at the new Archives and Research Center at Munroe Tavern.

If you or someone you know is interested in contributing to this project, please register on eventbrite to let us know that you are coming.

Saturday, January 18, 2020 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon – The Purpose of Education

Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420

ABCL CELEBRATES ITS 3rd ANNUAL MLK DAY AT CARY LIBRARY WITH A DISCUSSION ON DR. KING AND EDUCATION

Join the Association of Black Citizens of Lexington (ABCL) in commemorating the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 10 am to 12 noon at the Large Meeting Room in Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA. We will open the event with Lift Every Voice and Sing performed by soloist Dr. Juliette Browne. This will be followed by a discussion on Dr. King’s essay, “The Purpose of Education” written when he was a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.

Please register on eventbrite

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM – Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn me ‘Round

Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420

Large Meeting Room

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn me ‘Round.

With original historical narratives, a dozen civil rights songs and over 200 historical images, this performance offers the story of the Civil Rights Movement for African Americans from 1955 to 1967, highlighting activists such as Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer and Ella Baker.

Charlie King and Candace Cassin recreate these dramatic events using first person historical narrative with over a dozen songs and more than 200 images from the Civil Rights Struggle. There is an emphasis on individual acts of courage and inspired action.

Charlie King is a musical storyteller, movement historian and political satirist. He is the 2018 recipient of the annual Phil Ochs Award, in recognition of his music and activism for social and political justice in the spirit of Phil Ochs. Candace Cassin is a social service provider, spiritual director and teacher of Buddhist practice.

This program is brought to the Cary Library in partnership with Association of Black Citizens of Lexington.

For more information visit: https://www.libraryinsight.com/eventdetails.asp?jx=gxp&lmx=%CFcc%24%AB%A4s&v=3

Saturday, April 20, 3 – 4:30 pm – Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month at Cary Library

Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington MA 02420

3 – 4:30 pm
Large Meeting Room

April is Jazz Appreciation Month! In celebration, ABCL invites you to a screening of Jazz on a Summer’s Day Saturday, April 20, 3pm-4:30 at Cary Library in the Large Meeting Room.

Jazz on a Summer’s Day is a concert film about the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. The film features performances by Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Anita O’Day, Dinah Washington, Chuck Berry, Jack Teagarden, Buck Clayton, Jo Jones, Armando Peraza, Mahalia Jackson, and others. In 1999, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.