Message from the Chief

Thomas W. Fowler

Chief of Police

On behalf of the men and women of the Salisbury Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website. I hope that this site will help you learn about the Salisbury Police Department, our capabilities, its dedicated personnel and the various programs we offer. This site is also designed to provide visitors with useful links to government agencies and forms the public may need. I hope you find it helpful.

I am honored to lead the Salisbury Police Department. I have an outstanding group of men and women who are truly dedicated to the Town of Salisbury and service to its citizens and visitors.

We are committed to working to keep Salisbury safe for its residents and visitors. We are always interested in receiving feedback from the community in order to deliver quality service. You may contact my office with comments or concerns at or take our community survey here.

I hope you enjoy our website and if the Salisbury Police Department can be of any service please contact us at (978) 465-3121.

Chief Fowler’s Bio.


Thomas W. Fowler is the Chief of Police for the Salisbury, Massachusetts Police Department. Prior to that he spent twenty-five years with the Branford, Connecticut Police Department where he retired as Deputy Chief of Police in July of 2012.

Chief Fowler has a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Haven in Criminal Justice Administration. He earned his Masters of Public Administration in 2006 from the same University. Chief Fowler is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy, 204th Session, in Quantico, Virginia and also attended the 46th session of the Police Executive Research Forum’s (PERF) Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) held at Boston University and instructed by faculty members of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has also completed the FBILEEDA (Law Enforcement Executive Development Association) course for command level officers.

Chief Fowler has been a certified assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and visited police departments throughout the Country verifying compliance with best practices and CALEA standards. Chief Fowler is an adjunct faculty member of Charter Oak State College where he teaches courses in Leadership in Public Safety. Chief Fowler is married and has two grown children.