Manchester by the Sea Police are investigating a report of a house that was broken into today sometime between 8am and 10am. This occurred in the area of Pine St. and Moses Hill Rd. At this time, there is no danger or threat to any members of the public and we do believe this was an isolated incident. The home owners were not home at the time, however, we are asking for anyone in the neighborhood to check with neighbors and friends. We are looking to see if anyone has any home security/video monitoring systems that may have caught anything out of the ordinary between the hours of 8 and 10 this morning in the area of Pine St. and Moses Hill Rd. Anyone that may have information is asked to call 978.526.1212 or can email Detective Chris Locke at [email protected]
MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA — The Manchester-by-the-Sea Police Department is pleased to announce that Todd J. Fitzgerald has officially begun his new role as Chief.
Chief Fitzgerald, a 28 year veteran of the department, was sworn in by Town Clerk Christina St. Pierre at a ceremony overseen by the Board of Selectmen at the Masonic Temple on Church Street at 7 p.m. on Thursday, and officially assumed his new position on Nov. 4. He has served as the department’s acting chief since April 1, and also previously served as acting chief from February 2016 to October 2016.
“As someone who has served the Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea for my entire career, it’s an incredible honor to take on this position, and I plan to use my experience and knowledge to ensure this department continues to provide the highest quality policing services possible to our community,” Chief Fitzgerald said.
As Chief, he plans to promote a Lieutenant, Sergeant and Patrolman, and also to maintain accreditation as a department, a signifier that an agency meets an extensive list of the highest quality policing standards.
Chief Fitzgerald is also currently pursing a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from California Coast University. In 2015, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from New England College in Henniker, N.H.
A lifelong resident of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Chief Fitzgerald is also an alumnus of the former Manchester Junior-Senior High School.
Prior to serving as acting chief, he served as a Lieutenant and the Department’s Executive Officer for approximately five years, working as the second in command of the police department. He was tasked with responsibilities including the administration and supervision of aspects of the department including accreditation, deployment of personnel, training, community policing, dispatch operations and internal affairs.
He began his career with the department in 1989 as a beach patrol officer and assistant harbormaster, and since then advanced from reserve/intermittent patrolman to patrolman/detective, to police sergeant in 2008.
Chief Fitzgerald has undergone extensive professional development and leadership training, including surf and shoreline rescue, air/sea rescue training, basic harbormaster academy, four day basic detective training, incident response to terrorist bombings, polishing the badge leadership training, sergeants leadership training, 911 liability training, police accountability and discipline for executives and a ten month police executive development training for police at the Municipal Police Institute (MPI).
He is additionally a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and certified Sexual Assault Investigator, and graduated from the 93rd FBI LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute, 152nd FBI LEEDA Command Institute and FBI LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute this April. He received the FBI LEEDA trilogy award for leadership training in April.
Dispatch Position – Part-time / Per Diem
The Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea seeks qualified applicants for open part-time Emergency Service Dispatch position. We operate a full service dispatch function that includes Police, Fire, EMS as well as other Town services.
The ability to multi-task and to function in a fast paced environment is a must. Experience is preferred but we are willing to train selected candidates. Candidates with certification in EMD (APCO preferred), E-911, CPR and other required dispatch training will be given preference in the process.
This is a part-time, non-union position and candidates will be required to commit to scheduled 16 hours on the weekends with the option to work additional open shifts as needed. The position currently pays $22.08 per hour.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Sgt. Mark McCoy, Manchester-by-the-Sea Police Department, 10 Central Street, Manchester, MA 01944 or via e-mail to [email protected].
Today, 5 year old Nico Benini cashed in his prize for the Manchester Police and Fire Halloween Coloring Contest. Nico, among numerous other children in the community, submitted colored pages to Manchester’s public safety departments for the coloring contest. We had tons of great prizes donated, and both the Fire and Police Departments picked a winner for a ride to school! Nico, here with our new School Resource Officer Locke, was picked up, they spun the beach and he was dropped off at Memorial School! We even let him turn on the lights and talk to other officers over the radio!! It was a great morning and we were so excited! Thanks Nico!!!
Please join us on Thursday November 14, 2019 for the official swearing in ceremony for our new Police Chief Todd Fitzgerald. It will be held at the Masonic Temple , 10 Church St. Manchester by the Sea @ 7:00pm.