Chief of Police

Chief Essert

Chief Chad R. Essert

On behalf of the dedicated police officers of the Fayetteville Police Department, I welcome you to our website. The Fayetteville Police Department has a proud history dating back to its creation in 1868. The members of the Fayetteville Police Department are men and women of integrity, compassion and professionalism. 

We are committed to providing the highest level of professional service to our community. As in our mission statement, our agency knows and understand that in order to be successful, we must lead with moral courage and work tirelessly for community engagement.  Our Department embraces a community-based, problem-oriented policing philosophy. 

I am truly honored to serve both the members of this department and the citizens of Fayetteville.  I will continue to hold both myself and the officers of Fayetteville to these standards.  If at anytime you would like to meet or speak with me, please feel free to contact me at I would love to hear from you.




Chad R. Essert

Chief of Police


Chief history

Past Chiefs of Police:

Start           End
1870   TE Crone (Constable)   1896
1906   W.M. Walk   unknown
1935   Louis Balon (Town Marshal)   1935
1935   Clifford Crone (Town Marshal)   1942
1942   Alphoso Srites   1946
1946   Joe H. Balon   1946
1946   Fred G. Carson   1946
1947   Nick Carlier   1948
1948   Frank J. McCarthy   1949
1949   Jacob Wolf   1949
1950   John H. Evans   1952
1952   -    
1995   Chris Holden   2000
2000   Randy Carson   2015
2016   Ed Schmid   2017
2017   Chad R. Essert   Current