The selection of the Chief of Police is one of the most significant responsibilities of the five members of the Police and Fire Commission. We started this process in May 2021 and were honored to solicit and receive feedback from the community throughout the entire process. The response to the community survey we issued was substantial. In addition to the survey, the process included a community panel presentation, interviews with community and other law enforcement leaders, a meeting with the police officers in Fitchburg, City tour, the panel presentation with the community and two interviews with the Police and Fire Commission as well as detailed background checks.
We were fortunate to have a number of outstanding candidates for the position. The two finalists for the position are very qualified individuals and law enforcement officers.
The Police & Fire Commission selected Alfonso Morales as the next Chief of Police in Fitchburg. The Commission is looking forward to the future, working with Chief Morales, to continue to provide community-involved policing and law enforcement that respects the value of all individuals in our community.
Chief Morales was very pleased to have been selected and is looking forward to working with the very talented Officers and other professional staff of the Fitchburg police department.
Please help us welcome Alfonso Morales to Fitchburg.