Melissa Greener Sworn In As First Female Commander at the Randolph Police Department

RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag is pleased to announce that Melissa Greener has been sworn in as the newest commander at the Randolph Police Department, and the first female commander in the department’s history.

Commander Greener was sworn in to her new rank on Monday, July 19. This is her third time making department history as she was also the first female sergeant and the first female lieutenant.

She is a veteran of the department having worked in nearly every area since graduating from the Weymouth Police Academy in 2005. She began her career as a patrol officer and was promoted to detective in 2007, sergeant in 2012 and lieutenant in 2014. She was most recently assigned as detective lieutenant.

Commander Greener has assisted in writing policy, creating operational plans and helping with community outreach during her years with the department. She has been the department’s police prosecutor, has served as the department’s grant writer and has been the accreditation manager for the department’s last three assessments.

She is one of the founding members of the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) program, as well as the Senior Outreach Unit where she created the TAGS (Tracking All Grandparents and Special needs) Program which provides ID bracelets for seniors in case of a medical emergency or other situation. She is also a long-time member of the Randolph Police Honor Guard.

“Commander Greener has a distinguished career and is a proven leader who is forward-thinking and determined,” Chief Marag said. “She has strong ties to the community and has been dedicated to serving the citizens of Randolph. I look forward to seeing what she will bring to her new role, and congratulate her on this accomplishment.”

In her new role, Commander Greener will be overseeing police reform efforts, body-worn cameras and the department’s new mental health clinician.

Commander Greener holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Stonehill College and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Curry College. She is also a certified EMT.

A video of Commander Greener’s swearing in ceremony can be viewed here.


Robert Emerson Sworn In As Newest Commander of the Randolph Police Department

RANDOLPH — Chief Anthony Marag is pleased to announce that Robert Emerson was sworn in recently as the newest commander for the Randolph Police Department.

Commander Emerson was sworn in by Town Clerk Cheryl Sass during a ceremony at Randolph Town Hall on Thursday, May 13 with his family present. He has served the citizens of Randolph since 1995, holding a variety of positions and ranks in the department.

“Over the years, Commander Emerson has made a tremendous impact on our department in many ways,” Chief Marag said. “He is a valued and respected leader, which is something that is extremely important for the commander position. He embraces a collaborative and unified approach to policing, and I know he will perform his new duties with the same level of professionalism and dedication that he has shown his entire career.”

Commander Emerson attended Randolph Public Schools and graduated from Randolph High School in 1987. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in sociology and legal studies, and received a master’s degree from Western New England College in criminal justice administration.

He joined the Randolph Police Department as a patrolman in 1995 and was promoted first to juvenile detective in 1999 and later to sergeant in 2002. Most recently, he was promoted to lieutenant in 2010.

He has also served as a D.A.R.E. officer, an instructor for the department in Use of Force, Defensive Tactics, and Firearms Training, and most recently was assigned as the Firearms Licensing Officer.

“Commander Emerson has had a long and successful career in law enforcement, and he not only embodies what it means to be a police officer but he also knows the Town of Randolph and its resident so well having lived here for so long,” Randolph Town Manager Brian Howard said. “I personally cannot think of a better person to rise through the ranks of our department, and we all wish him the very best as he moves into this new part of his career.”

To view a video of Commander Emerson being sworn in, visit the Randolph Police Facebook page here.