Dave Batchelor is Captain of the Community Services Division for the Chelsea Police Department, with his law enforcement career spanning 34 years. His division works closely with schools, residents, businesses, and community organizations to set priorities for the department. The unit’s main directive is to create a safe environment for the residents of Chelsea and those who visit or work here, and their School Resource Officer Program increases safety in schools and fosters an open dialogue between police and youth. As a coach and advisor with the Roca Impact Institute, Captain Bachelor is the lead trainer and coach for cities that are interested in implementing a Hub.
In 2015, Captain Batchelor led the effort to start the nationally recognized Chelsea Hub, a multi-disciplinary approach to community safety and well-being that addresses individuals and families facing high levels of risk and mobilizes appropriate teams to intervene and mitigate risk. Batchelor holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the PERF Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP).