The Norfolk Police Department is proud to introduce Chief Michael Goldsmith as Chief of Police effective June 12, 2012. Chief Goldsmith joined the Norfolk Police Department in February, 1989. Most recently he served as the Commanding Officer of the Administrative Services Bureau. In this role, he improved procedures to track recruit demographics to increase retention and provide a more efficient recruiting process. He also served as the Commanding Officer of the Homeland Security Division where he implemented the Department’s anti-terrorism strategy to include the protection of critical infrastructure. He developed the Norfolk Harbor Patrol into the premier law enforcement entities of its kind in the state.
Chief Goldsmith has extensive leadership and command experience. He supervised investigative, patrol and tactical units throughout his 23 year career. He also managed patrol responses and critical incidents involving the Special Operations Team. Chief Goldsmith also served as the Commanding Officer of the Office of Professional Standards where he supervised all aspects of administrative investigations concerning police misconduct and citizen complaints.
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