Williamstown interim police chief appointed permanently
The Berkshire Eagle is reporting Michael Ziemba has been appointed chief of the Williamstown, Mass., Police Department. Ziemba, a 22-year veteran of the department, has served as interim chief for more than two years, and as a lieutenant for two years before that. He served as a patrol officer for 18 years and was employed by the Adams Police Department for several years in the early 2000s. During his career, Ziemba has been a K-9 handler, court officer, school liaison and fleet supervisor. He was also a member of the team responsible for the design and construction of the new police station in town. Ziemba holds degrees in criminal justice and environmental science and is a graduate of the FBI LEEDA courses and the Roger Williams University Command Series Program. "The past two years have been challenging for the police department and Mike has shown great vision and determination in rebuilding the public trust," said Bob Menicocci, interim town manager. "He has the experience and integrity needed to build the level of professionalism within the department that the town expects." Select Board Chair Hugh Daley said he is happy the chief will now have the opportunity to continue the improvement projects he started at the department. "...From accreditation to improved community outreach, to recruiting, I believe Mike is the right person for the job and I know he will do the job right,” Dailey said. Read the full story in The Berkshire Eagle.