Chief's Message

A Message from Sean Lally, Chief of Police

On behalf of the men and women of the Westbrook Police Department, welcome to our website and thank you for taking the time to learn about our organization. I’m honored to have the privilege of serving the community and as the police chief, I invite you to browse our website and familiarize yourself with the various dimensions of our department. My hope is that these pages provide useful and interesting information about the police department and the services we currently provide.

Please look at our Mission Statement and Core Values, as they are the bedrock of our organization and our guiding principles as we serve this community. I consider myself fortunate to lead a police department in such a supportive community. The citizens of Westbrook have repeatedly gone above and beyond to show us they have our back and appreciate the risks and sacrifices our officers face in the line of duty.

The dedicated professionals of Westbrook PD serve a population of nearly 20,000 citizens. Our staff includes 45 sworn police officers, six civilian staff members, and a volunteer chaplain. The members of the Westbrook Police Department truly care about the safety of our community and providing excellent customer service. Our staff responds to the public safety needs of the community with the most effective measures available within our existing resources with the primary focus of ensuring the safety and well-being of our citizens and visitors.

Our community policing philosophy balances a foundation of traditional policing concepts with innovative and progressive methods to help evolve with our citizens into the future. Community problems are often best addressed by working in partnership with citizens; therefore, Westbrook PD will continually strive to improve public relations and increase public confidence. We invite and encourage community members to take the opportunity to participate in our community-related programs and safety events, including Citizen’s Police Academy, annual Public Safety Open House, Prospective Employee Ride Alongs, Blizzard Bash, National Night Out and more.

As your chief of police, I will always listen to your needs and strive to be open and honest with community members as well as the men and women with whom I serve. I believe maintaining a high level of professionalism within the police department serves to maintain the quality of public safety citizens deserve and fosters collaborative efforts which result in constantly improving community relations. We live in challenging times we need your collaboration and understanding to solve the complex problems that face our society. Let’s all commit to keeping an open mind and do what’s best for our community.

As Community members, you should know that your city administration-including our mayor, city administrator and city council-have made an uncompromising commitment to public safety in Westbrook. I share this commitment and I encourage you to share with me your innovative ideas to improve our police services. Please feel free to contact me by email or phone with suggestions or comments.

I can be reached by office phone at 207-854-0644 ext. 2406 or by email at

Sean Lally

Chief of Police