On 8/14/2023, Chief Cronin and members of the MPD joined together for a swearing-in ceremony for our newest officers. Officers Scott Chalmers and Richard Melgar were sworn-in by City Clerk Carol Ann Desiderio at a ceremony held at police headquarters. The officers graduated from the Northern Essex Community College Police Academy on 8/11/2023. The ceremony was attended by family members and friends of the new officers, Police Commissioner Gennetti, Chief Cronin, MPD command staff, and officers and staff of the MPD. The officers will be assigned to the patrol division upon completion of orientation and field training periods. We see a bright future ahead for both of these officers and look forward to their involvement in serving our community. Welcome to the Malden Police Department! Congratulations and best of luck in your careers!