Chief Carmichael is a native of Hyde Park who moved to Medfield, graduated from Medfield High School, and became a Medfield Police Officer. In 1996, Chief Carmichael moved to Walpole, and transferred to the Walpole Police Department where he has since been promoted from within to the Chief's position. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Western New England College and a Master's degree from Curry College. He has served on the bike patrol unit, motorcycle unit, DARE Program, RAD program, detective bureau, honor guard and several other important assignments.
Lt. Leland is the Administrative Commander. He is responsible for all special events, and is in charge of the organization and distribution of police forces during planned special events including parades and road races. Lt. Leland is also in charge of numerous logistical responsibilities, including equipment, uniforming, facilities and records management. Lt. Leland also serves as the department's training coordinator.
Lt. Mackenzie is the Patrol Commander. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Patrol Division and Dispatch Operations. His responsibilities include scheduling, community policing and traffic safety.
|Judy Ryan-Decker||Susan Manty||Opening|
Judy Ryan is responsible for all administrative processes within the department. She is assisted by Susan Manty and Barbara Rossi, who together handle a multitude of administrative duties vital to the daily operation of the police department; including payroll, overtime, report requests, purchasing, firearms records, and many, many other administrative needs required by officers, detectives and the administration alike.
|Marty McDonagh||Steve Giampa||Dave Smolinsky|
|Joe Zanghetti (Administrative)||Jim O'Connell (Detective)||John White|
Sergeants are the front line supervisors for the Walpole Police Department; they are the glue that holds together our organization. Sergeants are right there, with the officers, to help guide and oversee them during their daily shifts. They do more than just supervise, they are responsible for patrol assignments, as well as the assignment of detail officers to various locations throughout town. Sergeants conduct roll-call at the beginning of the shift, where officers are briefed on all of the latest activities in town, and are warned of any potentially dangerous situations that could arise. They are also in charge of the station during their tour, and oversee the processing of all detainees. Being a Sergeant is a difficult job. You have to be there when officers have questions on the law or policy, and be able to make the tough decisions. To prepare our Sergeants, on top of the advanced legal knowledge needed just to obtain the rank, they are given advanced training in numerous different fields. Currently, the Walpole Police Department has 7 Sergeants, who are responsible for supervising all shifts, including the Detectives.
|Billy Bausch||Tim Songin||Billy Madden|
|Tim Sullivan||Rich Kelleher||Rob Kilroy|
The Walpole Police Department has 4 Detectives actively investigating serious crimes in Walpole, as well as a detective assigned to Wrentham District Court, and one assigned to Juvenile Affairs. The Detective Division is supervised directly by a Detective Sergeant, and overall by the Deputy Chief. Our detectives are all trained extensively in criminal investigation, crime scene procedures, and countless other areas of expertise needed to handle an involved investigation. In addition, each detective is actively involved in a specific specialization, increasing their training and knowledge even further. It is the responsibility of the Detective Division to investigate serious crimes, and to look further into incidents that are initially handled by the Patrol Division.
It is an injustice to describe these officers as simply Patrol Officers. These officers are responsible for working their patrol shift, but they offer so much more to the Town of Walpole. Our officers "wear many hats", and many of them have taken it upon themselves to get involved in extracurricular activities that offer a variety of services to our town. We have officers (as well as Sergeants and Detectives) who work as school mentors. We have officers trained as Rape Aggression Defense Instructors, and organize classes for the town. We have Crime Preventions Officers, traffic specialists, accident re-constructionists, SWAT team members, and computer crime experts. We have officers that work on the Honor Guard, Bike Patrol, Motorcycle Unit, and the regional task force MetroLEC. All of this is in addition to their work on patrol. I encourage you to head over to the About Us page and check out the Annual Report, where the dedication and hard work of these officers is described in further detail.
|James Dolan||Steve Foley||Steve Eaton|
|John Wilmot||Scott Koenig||Jackie Hazeldine|
|Heather Van Ness||John Thayer||Al Manganello|
|Paul Lagoa||Luke Parlon||Ian Tolland|
|Pat Moriarty||Bob Doherty||Kyle Griffin|
|Mike Benner||Andrew Kiewlicz||Matt Crown|
|Tom Hart||Taylor Bethoney||Gaelen Beberman|
|Matt Mitchell||Tom Perciaccante|
|Anita Bothwell||Jeff Abate||Cindy Jackman|
|Carly Moriarty||Jenna Barnett||Brittany Rinn|
The Emergency Communications Center (ECC) is staffed by six full-time public safety dispatchers. The ECC dispatches both the Walpole Police Department and the Walpole Fire Department and is, quite literally, the nerve center of the Town of Walpole. The ECC houses the town's enhanced 911 public safety answering point, a nationwide teletype system, computer aided dispatch computers, the Walpole fire alarm/telegraph system, and numerous radio systems. Dispatchers not only dispatch Walpole Police and Fire units, but also communicate with other towns and agencies via the extensive radio network. Dispatchers can communicate with almost any public safety agency in Eastern and Central Massachusetts. All 911 land-line calls made within the confines of the town come into the ECC and are handled by Walpole Police Public Safety Dispatchers. Walpole public safety dispatchers receive extensive training. Upon being hired, dispatchers spend six weeks at a dispatch academy to become certified in a variety of subjects. They are also certified in Emergency Medical Dispatch, the use of the automatic external defibrillators (AED), CPR, and are Massachusetts First Responders. We are very lucky to have 6 excellent dispatchers that are the heart of the entire department.