New Takoma Park Police Chief Takes Reigns

The new chief was sworn in Monday.

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.

Todd Frazier October 03, 2012 at 11:12 AM
Maybe this police chief can stop the rampant number of robberies that take place at the Sunoco (New Hampshire and 410). Two years since the outbreak of systemic robberies there and still no security cameras.
Rjo October 06, 2012 at 06:35 AM
Congratulations! and Welcome! Especially like the community-oriented policing experience! Police officers need to communicate more with the public they serve; not just in controlled settings. Communities are strengthened this way! Two issues I'd like to see: -Speed enforcement on Flower Avenue -Cease! the never-ending vehicle thefts and break-ins


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