Ronald W. Moore, Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police
Director Moore began his civilian police career and career in public safety in Wixom in 1995. He is a graduate of Michigan State University where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, and he is a graduate of Wayne State University where he was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Relations.
Director Moore is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, the Michigan Police Executive Development Seminar and the Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Institute. He is a Michigan Certified Law Enforcement Officer and Firefighter I/II, and he has served the Police Department in various leadership roles that have included being the Officer-In-Charge of Police Administration, Criminal Investigations, and Patrol Operations.
Director Moore has served as the Police Department’s Public Information Officer and has authored the City’s Emergency Operations Plan. He commanded the 2012 Task Force that successfully apprehended, prosecuted, and convicted the I-96 shooter. He was a crucial point-of-contact for City departments, the Oakland County Hazardous Materials Response team, and the media during the July 11, 2016 Korex Corporation smoke incident. He acted as the liaison for the City, the Walled Lake Consolidated School District, the media, and the public during the January 25, 2017 barricaded gunman incident.
Director Moore is an active member of the FBI National Academy Associates and the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police. His network of colleagues demonstrates his commitment to the principles of contemporary public safety and to the importance of transforming the Police and Fire Department’s policies and practices as the culture and laws of our society change and as law enforcement and firefighting techniques improve.
A Letter From the Director
What a privilege it is to introduce myself to you. My name is Ron Moore and on June 28, I became Wixom's new Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police.
As the Chief, I serve as the head of the Police Department. I oversee the Department operationally and administratively. Most people have an understanding of the role of a police chief.
But do you know what a public safety director does? Let me start by telling you what I do not do as Director. I am not the head of the Fire Department. The City of Wixom has a very competent Fire Department command staff. I am a recent graduate of the Michigan Firefighter I/II curriculum. However, from an operational standpoint, law enforcement is my strong suit.
As the Director of Public Safety, I will ensure continued coordination between the Wixom Fire and Police Departments. In many cases, both departments respond to the same emergencies. It is critical that the command is united, the tactics are complementary, and the communication with the public is unified. I pray Wixom never experiences an ongoing, life-threatening situation. But when we do, the Police and Fire Departments need to be prepared. As the Director, my job is to ensure the policies, training, and supervision for both departments are excellent and continually updated.
I am proud to serve the community in this new role. I grew up in Wixom and have been employed with the City for 22 years. The men and women who work in the Police and Fire Departments strive daily to keep Wixom a great place in which to live, work, and spend time.
I will close this article by sharing with you with the statements that guide your public safety organizations.
Wixom Fire Department: “To be nice, do the right thing, and make a difference.”
Wixom Police Department: “We believe the people who live, work, and spend time in Wixom should be free from crime, fear of crime, and disorder.”
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