I am very honored and proud to be the Police Chief of the Emerson Police Department. I was born and raised in this wonderful town, a graduate of the school system and a third generation family member that has put their heart and sole toward the service of our community, I look forward to the challenges that go with the chief position. I am determined to make a difference in providing the community with the best service possible as I follow in the footsteps of all the Chiefs before me. Transformational Leadership and leading by example best describes the style I have embraced to help govern the officers in my department. The end goal is to develop followers into future leaders so that the Emerson community can always rely on their police department.
As stated in our Mission Statement, “The Emerson Police Department is committed to enhancing the safety of the community. We are committed to public service and the improvement of the “Quality of life” of the entire community. We pledge to uphold our core values of Honor, Integrity, Courage and Respect as we provide effective police services in a professional, courteous, and equitable manner. We will work as a team and collaborate with our residents to earn and establish mutual respect, trust, and understanding. We will continue to build upon this vision, through open communication and receptiveness to new ideas. Lastly, we will be dedicated to our mission, loyal to each other, and disciplined in our endeavors to create and sustain a safe and welcoming environment for our citizens and guests.”
It is our belief that there is an answer to every problem and that communication is paramount if we are going to make things better. We encourage all of our residents to reach out to us directly and allow our highly trained officers to help make a difference in your lives. No problem is too small and together we have a responsibility to be part of the solution and not the problem. Working together toward a common vision of what is best for Emerson.
Technology in today’s environment is an essential tool in providing vital communications and as such, will allow us to share important information in a timelier manner. Our website is expected to undergo a necessary makeover in the near future so that we can continue to help bridge this gap.
You will also find a profile of every police officer in Emerson with a brief resume and personal message for your review. We will post our upcoming community events sponsored by the Police Department and Community Policing unit. The web will be constantly monitored and kept up to date with worthwhile topics and first hand insight to the latest news in the “family town”.
I maintain an open door policy and will make myself available to assist you in any way possible. You can contact me via phone or email and I look forward to the challenges ahead and will continue to serve the Emerson Police Department and this community with distinction and pride.
Chief Michael Mazzeo