Chief Samuel Santiago
11 Keady Way
Shirley, MA 01464
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Samuel Santiago Appointed Chief of Shirley Police Department
SHIRLEY — The Shirley Police Department is pleased to announce that Samuel Santiago has been appointed as its new chief.
Chief Santiago, who had been serving as acting chief since February, was officially named chief on July 24. He was sworn in by the Board of Selectmen during a ceremony on Monday night.
“I am honored to lead this police department and to continue serving the community,” Chief Santiago said. “I look forward to further fostering relationships with our residents, business owners and town officials.”
Chief Santiago joined the Shirley Police Department in 2003. He quickly got involved, including with the bike and ATV patrols, supervising and overseeing the Shirley Police Department’s motorcycle unit and representing the department on the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council’s motorcycle unit.
In November 2010, Santiago was promoted to sergeant, a role he remained in until stepping in as acting chief.
Chief Santiago holds a bachelor’s degree in human services with a concentration in criminal justice from Springfield College, and is currently enrolled at Clark University where he is working to obtain a master’s degree in public administration.
He also received the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award for successfully completing the Supervisor Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute and Executive Leadership Institute. Chief Santiago holds two lifesaving awards from the Shirley Police Department and a citation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives for his heroic life saving efforts.