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Mike Carroll 


Mike Carroll 
Police Chief




Chief Mike Carroll started his career in the Newark Police Department when he was hired as a Police Officer in April 1991.  He worked as a patrol officer for four years before being selected as a School Resource Officer and Explorer Advisor in 1995.  After returning to Patrol in 1999, he served in a variety of assignments including Field Training Officer, Hostage Negotiator, and Trauma Support Team Member.  He was then assigned to the Southern Alameda County Gang Suppression Task Force as a Detective from 2002-2006.  Chief Carroll was promoted to Sergeant in 2008 and was responsible for supervising a shift in the Patrol Division, as well as the Field Training and Canine Programs.  He was then assigned to oversee the Detective Division from 2010-2012. He was promoted to the rank of Commander in April 2012, serving as the Support Services Division Commander.  The Support Services Division includes Investigations, Communications (Dispatch), and the Records Division.  He was responsible for Internal Affairs, Technology, Professional Standards, Public Information Officer, Social Media, Community Engagement, the Red Light Camera System, as well as Personnel, Training, and Hiring for the police department. In 2016, he assumed the additionally responsibilities of patrol operations, SWAT, and K-9 until he was promoted to Police Chief on July 1, 2017. 

Chief Carroll has a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University Hayward. He also graduated from the Police Executive Research Forum’s (PERF) Senior Management Institute of Policing Program at Boston University and the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Command College.

Chief Carroll and his wife Lisa are the proud parents of three children; James, Melissa, and Matthew.  In his free time, he coaches a local high school soccer team and is a member of the Newark Rotary Club.

Chief Carroll can be contacted at or (510) 578-4220.

NPD supports and participates in several community events throughout the year such as the Holiday Toy Drive, Thanksgiving; and fundraising for the Special Olympics and Tip-a-Cop. In October 2017 members of the department served as celebrity waiters for Tip-a-cop  and raised nearly $3500 dollars. This is outstanding!