The members of the Police Department have voted for Officer Trevor Cherry as Officer of the Year. Officer Cherry does an outstanding job. He also runs the Police Explorer Program, Special Olympic Events, and he is the goalie for the “CHAD” Law Enforcement Hokey Team, which raises funds for kids in need.
Thank you for your years of support.
Kenneth G. Fifield
Chief of Police (Retired, March 2017)
This year has been the most active and demanding year in our history. We had a significant increase in cases and calls for service, while at the same time we were short in staffing for a while. All the staff here worked very hard to keep up with the demand and pulled together as a great team. I am extremely proud of everyone here! Again, this last year we improved our efforts with the heroin and drug issues plaguing the State. In both Wakefield and Brookfield, overdose calls were cut and drug interdiction was very successful and several dealing and drug possession cases were brought to a close. We have initiated early intervention and included treatment options in most of our prosecution, resulting in much lower recidivism rates.
Another main focus this past year was road safety. We increased motor vehicle patrols and intervention. Our overall goal is to keep this a safe place to live and drive.
Finally, I would like to thank the people of Wakefield and Brookfield for their continued support over the years. This is my last town report to write as I will be retiring on March 30th, 2018. I have been extremely proud to have served you!
Once again, we were able to find homes for every stray dog or cat last year through our adoption program.
The Rabies Clinics and Neutering Clinics were successful and we will be running them again this year.
Reminder: Most animal control calls are non-responsible owners, not animals. We also will be tougher on unregistered dog owners, so please take care of them.
Reminder: Although the ACO works part time, the Police Department handles animal call 24/7. Please call the Carroll County Dispatch for these calls at 539-2284.