On behalf of the men and women of the Southwick Department, welcome to our website and thank you for taking the time to learn about our organization. I am honored to have the privilege of serving the community and as the Police Chief, I invite you to browse our website and familiarize yourself with the various dimensions of our department. My hope is that these pages provide useful and interesting information about the police department and the services we currently provide.
The dedicated professionals of Southwick PD serve a population of nearly 10,000 citizens. Our staff includes eighteen sworn full-time Police Officers, ten sworn Reserve Officers, six Public Safety Telecommunications Dispatchers and two civilian staff members. The officers of the Southwick Police Department genuinely care about the safety of our community and providing excellent customer service. Our staff responds to the public safety needs of the community with the most effective measures available within our existing resources with the primary focus of ensuring the safety and well-being of our citizens and visitors.
We invite and encourage community members to take the opportunity to participate in our community-related programs and safety events, including, Citizen Ride Along's, Citizen's Police Academy and more.
Our policing philosophy balances a foundation of traditional policing concepts with innovative and progressive methods to help evolve with our citizens into the future. Community problems are often best addressed by working in partnership with citizens; therefore, Southwick PD will continually strive to improve public relations and increase public confidence.
As you browse our web pages, I encourage you to contact me with ideas you might have about police department matters you feel would be of interest to others. My goal is to make our pages a reliable source of current information for our citizens and visitors to our community.
As your Chief of Police, I will always listen to your needs and strive to be open and honest with community members as well as the men and women with whom I serve. I believe maintaining a prominent level of professionalism within the police department serves to maintain the quality of public safety citizens deserve and fosters collaborative efforts, which result in constantly improving community relations.
As community members, you should know that your city administration including our Board of Selectmen have made an uncompromising commitment to public safety in Southwick. I share this commitment and I encourage you to share with me your innovative ideas to improve our police services. Please feel free to contact me by email or phone with suggestions or comments.
I can be reached by office phone at 413-569-5348 x 621 or by email at email@example.com.
Robert D. Landis
Chief of Police