Retirement - Chief of Police David Fallon
Chief David Fallon joined the Somerville Police Department in 1998 as a patrolman. A graduate of Somerville High School, whose parents still live in the city. Chief Fallon served in the U.S. Air Force, retiring at the rank of master sergeant. Chief Fallon's accomplishments in Somerville include the implementation of the Police Department's Smart Policing Grant, which reduces crime and repeat offenders. He also led the Somerville Police Department's pilot program for first juvenile jail diversion and led the effort to develop a regional crisis intervention team that trains police officers from Somerville and neighboring communities on how to respond to individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues. During his time as Chief, he sought accreditation for the Somerville Police Department which was first certified in 2017 and finally received accreditation in 2019. Chief Fallon retired in December 2020 and the Somerville Police wishes him congratulations on his retirement.
“We thank Chief Fallon for his years of service to the Somerville community and welcome Charles Femino back to the department,” said Mayor Curtatone. “With his leadership ability and extensive policing experience, I trust that he will lead the department through this transition as smoothly and effectively as he did in 2013.” - (City of Somerville, Nov 23, 2020)