The Mansfield Police Division implemented the web-based Moments of Opportunity in Police Service in 2011 with the view that each contact is an opportunity to enhance our standing in the community by earning the trust and respect of every citizen we serve. Moments of Opportunity in Police Service highlight the exceptional level of policing our men and women provide to the community in an effort to increase the quality of life for those who live, work, and play in the Mansfield area. This forum will allow you to view what others have said about the Mansfield Division of Police.

Each page will be archived so you can review compliments from previous months. Click on the links below to access.

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August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012


An email received by Chief Sgambellone to the Police and Fire Departments:

We were surprised and excited to hear the news from Tuesday at Council of the announcement that the City's safety fund deficit is paid off in this 2013 budget. Director Steward indicates that the majority of the debt was paid off by your efforts. We wanted to thank you for your work, and say congratulations for achieving this major milestone in Mansfield's financial recovery. We hope that Mansfield's financial position continues to improve, but we are particularly excited by this first move!

A Neighborhood Watch Leader

Compliment received via website:

I was the victim of a home invasion. A young man broke my living room window and came through into the apartment. The window break woke me up and I hid in my bathroom.

I was terrified. The young man kicked the door to the bathroom. My neighbor heard the window break and the kick to my door and called the police. The responding police officer was Carolyn Young.

Officer Young announced herself and took control of the situation. She and her partner secured the young man and my home. Once everything was safe she displayed a great deal of compassion and patience with me. After everything was said and done she even followed me to the home of a friend.

Please take time to recognize Officer Young for her outstanding performance and support.


Letter from Ontario Meijer Store Director and Retain Administrative Assistant:

Meijer would like to take the opportunity to thank the Mansfield Police Department for participating in Meijer's annual "Shop With A Hero" program. We appreciate your organization's generosity and this event would not be a success without you. A special thank you to J. Mark Perry and Paul Lumadue for taking the time to shop with the children and helping make their Christmas memorable. Meijer recognizes your kind generosity and expresses best wishes to your men and women throughout the year.

-Trent Creel, Store Director & Rachel Blair, Retail Administrative Assistant,Ontario Meijer

A compliment received by Officer D. Chatman:

While attending the Zone 4 neighborhood watch meeting at Coolridge Golf Course last evening, the owner of the establishment, Carmine Whitmore, wanted me to relay his compliment to the police department.  Apparently unknown suspects had attempted to pry open his door to Coolridge which set off the alarm.  He advised that he was impressed with the response time of the police department and the responding officers had handled the situation in a very professional manner.