GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CITY EMPLOYEES
Have you ever gone to City Hall and not known which office you needed to visit? And how many of your municipal employees do you actually know by name? The City of Everett will be conducting a series of interviews with department heads, employees, and board and commission members in order to familiarize residents with those people who are diligently working and serving the City on their behalf.
This week The City of Everett is pleased to highlight Steven Mazzie, Chief of Police.
Chief Mazzie has been with the City for twenty- one years, since 1992, in the past as a Patrolman, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain and now currently as the Chief of Police. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice, and a graduate of Anna Maria College, where he received his Masters in Criminal Justice.
As a member of a proud and devoted Everett family, in 1992 Mazzie became the sixth member of the Mazzie family to be sworn in as an Everett Police Officer. His grandfather, father, brothers Paul and John, and his sister Regina have served or are currently serving as Everett Police Officers.
Chief Mazzie’s main objective as the Chief of Police is to continue to build strong police- community relations through effective practices and policies, as well as continued communication and outreach.
Just this past year, the Vera Institute of Justice honored the Everett Police Department in their study, Engaging Police in Immigrant Communities: Promising Practices from the Field, as one of ten departments in the United States using effective practices and policies, and overcoming barriers and building stronger police-immigrant relations.
Chief Mazzie will also continue to work with the Mayor to provide community oriented law enforcement, policies and strategies that are designed to protect life and property, and to maintain order, all while assuring fair and equal treatment for all. The Chief is proud of the work that has been done several years, including the use of Smart Policing initiatives and data analysis. He is particularly proud that Everett has seen a twenty-eight percent drop in overall crime over the past five years.
Chief Mazzie was born and raised in Everett and is a graduate of Pope John High School. He and his wife Katrina, have two children Gabriella, 12, and Nicholas, 10. Mazzie has been the President of the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs Association since 2011 and also does volunteer work on the Executive Council for the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. One of Mazzie’s passions that he has recently picked up is skiing with his children. He also is an animal lover. His family has a golden retriever, Briscoe, named after the character on Law & Order.