There's a new sheriff in town.
Alan Goldberg was sworn in Oct. 1 as Takoma Park's new police chief.
Goldberg was selected from a pool of approximately 75 candidates gathered during a national search and fills the role following the July 31 retirement of Chief Ronald Ricucci.
"What sets Takoma Park apart from many other communities is the diversity and level of engagement of its residents," Goldberg said. I am excited about continuing and furthering relationships with the residents and businesses of the City through a transparent partnership with all facets of the community and the police department in order to keep Takoma Park a safe and livable City."
Chief Goldberg brings nearly 30 years of community oriented law enforcement experience with Montgomery County Police Department. Goldberg served as a Duty Commander for the Field Services Bureau, responsible for all operational command decisions for police services during evening hours.
During his time with the Montgomery County Police Department, Goldberg also served as the Commander of the 6th District Station, the Director of the Records Division, and the Deputy Commander of the 3rd District Station.