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.
The Police Department is responsible for the welfare and safety of the citizens of the City of Wixom. This requires the Police Department to enforce City ordinances and state and federal laws, and to ensure the safety of those living, working, or traveling in our community. It is the Police Department’s patrol strategy to facilitate public safety through community policing, crime prevention, and the apprehension and prosecution of offenders.