The East Sector is commanded by Captain Kevin Sullivan.
Welcome to the East Sector!
The East sector represents three sections of the city: Back Central, Downtown, and South Lowell. Each of our three neighborhoods is represented by a wide variety of nationalities and cultures. The unique stamp of each of these cultures is visible in the many stores and businesses that dot our city blocks, as well as in the faces of our inhabitants.
Our Back Central neighborhood, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, was one of the first in the city to get involved in the rebirth of neighborhood activism and community policing in Lowell. The residents came together and worked hand in hand with the police department to help “clean up” the neighborhood. We proudly act as a model for other sectors and other police departments to emulate where our partnership with our neighborhoods is concerned. Our expression “clean up” refers not only to crime but also to quality of life issues such as empty lots, abandoned cars, and landlord responsibilities. Back Central neighborhood group members perform a monthly “Neighborhood Walk” that includes participants from city services such as inspectional, health, fire safety, precinct police as well as neighborhood people. Theirs was the first “Walk” begun in the city.
The care and pride shown by the citizens of this neighborhood spread throughout the city. Subsequently, neighborhood groups have formed in almost every section of the city. Community policing is still on the move in Lowell and thanks to the neighborhood groups, the future is looking bright.
Our Downtown neighborhood is as busy as it has ever been! With venues like the Tsongas Arena, LeLacheur Baseball Park, Boarding House Park, and fascinating and unique museums, the downtown is bustling with tourists and concertgoers. There are many fine dining restaurants in the downtown that will appeal to those who crave French, Greek, Southeast Asian, Indian, Italian, or great all American cuisine. As well as businesses, the Downtown neighborhood includes many of the city's elderly residents living in various apartment buildings in the area. The downtown also hosts a yearly summer Folk Festival attended by tens of thousands from around the country; an urban National Park, the first in the nation, as well as many other attractions and tours. We look forward to your visit and hope that you will take advantage of these many city sites as well as the National Park.
Our last, but by no means least, neighborhood is South Lowell. This neighborhood is steeped in history. The Lowell Cemetery is located in this neighborhood and it is one of the oldest cemeteries in the city. There are monuments throughout the cemetery documenting the history of the city and it's people. South Lowell is primarily a residential neighborhood and yet it holds one of the country's best white water rafting locations. The Concord River runs through this section of the city and people come from all over to go white water rafting here. Many competitions are held here in the spring and we hope you'll come and join us.
Well, that's just a brief highlight of the East Sector. We hope we've sparked your interest and that you'll be visiting us soon.