Mayor Gary Christenson and Police Commissioner Salvatore Gennetti announce Captain Glenn T. Cronin as the new Chief of the Malden Police Department.
“I am pleased to announce the selection of Glenn Cronin to serve as Malden’s Police Chief,” said Mayor Christenson. “I am confident that with his background, experience, skills and involvement in the community he will effectively lead the Department and continue the high quality, professional service that is already delivered.” Commissioner Gennetti added, “Mayor Christenson and I are confident that the Police Department will continue its success under his leadership, and we look forward to working with Chief Cronin as we continue to serve of our community.”
Captain Cronin has been with the Malden Police Department since 1994 when he started as a Patrolman. During his early years on the force, he attended Western New England University and earned a B.A. in Criminal Justice in 1998. He was then conferred a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England University in 1999 and graduated from the 227th session of the National Academy in December of 2006. Glenn was promoted to Sergeant in 2003, Lieutenant in 2005, and Captain in 2012.
City Clerk Greg Lucey will swear Cronin in on July 1st with a ceremony to follow in the coming weeks. He will replace current Chief Kevin Molis who retires at the end of the month. Mayor Christenson commended Chief Molis and said, “He has done an excellent job and I want to thank him for his dedicated service and commitment to our City, not only as Chief of the Department but throughout his entire career on the Malden Police Department.”
Said Police Chief Kevin Molis, “The City of Malden and its great police department are blessed and fortunate that this is where Chief Glenn Cronin has chosen to serve and to lead with honor, dedication and integrity. His entire career has put his vast knowledge, wisdom and compassion on full display. To know that such a great person, devoted family man and dear friend will be the Malden Police Chief fills me with immense pride, happiness and confidence.”