W’town appoints Mike Ziemba new Chief of Police, announced Dec. 20.
“The Town of Williamstown is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Ziemba as its next Chief of Police. Mike is a twenty-two-year veteran of the Department. Prior to being named the permanent Police Chief in Williamstown he served as Interim Chief of the Department for over two years, and as Lieutenant of the Department two years prior to that. Before serving as Lieutenant, Mike was a patrol officer in the Department for 18 years and worked for the Adams Police Department for several years in the early 2000’s.
Ziemba has had many assignments throughout his career with the Department such as K-9 Handler, Court Officer, School Liaison and Fleet Supervisor. He also assisted as the Department’s representative with the design and construction of the new police station in town.
Ziemba holds degrees in Criminal Justice and Environmental Science and is a graduate of the FBI LEEDA courses and Roger Williams University Command Series Program. He also holds many certifications within the Department.
Bob Menicocci, Interim Town Manager, said, “The past two years have been challenging for the police department and Mike has shown great vision and determination in rebuilding the public trust. He has the experience and integrity needed to build the level of professionalism within the Department that the town expects.”
Select Board Chair Hugh Daley stated, “I fully support the Town Manager’s selection of Chief Ziemba as Williamstown’s Police Chief. I’m happy that Chief Ziemba will get the chance to continue the many improvement projects he’s started at the WPD. From accreditation, to improved community outreach, to recruiting, I believe Mike is the right person for the job and I know he will do the job right.”
Additionally, Chief Ziemba stated, “I’m honored to have the confidence and support of Town Manager Menicocci and look forward to continuing to move forward together with the community”.
Ziemba was born and raised in North Berkshire and prior to his law enforcement career worked on his family’s dairy farm in Adams. He lives in North Adams with his wife and their three children.”