Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (METROLEC)

Purpose of the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council

The Canton Police Department is a member of the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council. METROLEC is a consortium of over 43 local area police departments and law enforcement agencies. It is impossible for every community to be fully trained and equipped for every possible contingency. Therefore, local communities have banned together, with organizations such as METROLEC, uniting to help each other and making us all safer in the end. The member communities acknowledge that certain critical incidents call for a law enforcement response that may exceed the capabilities of any one single agency. METROLEC was designed for these type of incidents.

Operational Components

METROLEC consists of several operational components comprised of personnel from throughout the METROLEC communities. These units receive specialized training and equipment and are available to assist any of the member communities in their time of need.

The council currently operates six unique divisions:

  • Canine Unit (K9)
  • Computer Crime Unit (CCU)
  • Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT)
  • Mobile Operations Motorcycle Unit (MOP)
  • Regional Response Team (RRT)
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
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The Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 9 a.m. at the Canton Police Department, located at 1492 Washington Street. For review purposes, an agenda will available 48 hours in advance.