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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Battiloro to Lead WPD
Copied from Town of Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle announced that Christopher Battiloro has been named Westfield Chief of Police, effective December 12. After an extensive and thorough search process, Town Administrator Jim Gildea made the recommendation, which received the consent of the Mayor and the unanimous approval of the Town Council.
“I am thrilled to announce Chief Battiloro’s appointment today,” said Brindle. “He is a superb public servant who brings exceptional experience, character, and commitment to this critical role. When we began this search, I indicated that I was looking for someone who reflects the values of my administration and our community, with unquestionable integrity and the ability to transform the culture of the department into one that embodies trust and accountability. Chief Battiloro brings all of these qualities to the job, and is someone I know will dutifully represent our residents and the outstanding men and women in the department.”
“I’m honored to accept this role and represent a department of so many exceptional public servants,” said Battiloro. “I look forward to building further community engagement between the Police Department and the residents of Westfield, and remain committed to the highest standards with which I have been entrusted by the Mayor and Town Council.”
Battiloro joined the Westfield Police Department in 1997 as a Patrol Officer and, in his 21 years of service, has held a variety of roles, completed a broad range of specialized training, and has received numerous commendations, including two Westfield Police Department Life Saving Awards and four Westfield Police Department Command Citation Awards. Most recently, he served as Captain of Police as the commanding officer of the Administrative Division from 2013 to his August 2018 appointment as Acting Chief of Police. Chief Battiloro is a graduate of Westfield High School and Clemson University, and resides in Cranford with his wife and three children.
Chief Battiloro will be formally sworn in at the Town’s Annual Reorganization Meeting on January 3 at 6:30pm.