Chief of Police

Chief Michael J. Crowell

Chief Michael J. Crowell, a graduate of Columbia College, is currently serving his 32nd year in Law Enforcement. Crowell began his law enforcement career in 1989 when he was hired as a Police Officer for the Village of East Syracuse Police Department. Crowell learned early in his police career the value and importance of Community Oriented Policing and problem solving.  During his tenure at East Syracuse, Crowell became a DARE officer, Bike Patrol Officer, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Pepper Spray Instructor, Citizen Police Academy Instructor and started teaching at the Citizen and Central New York Police Academy.

In 1995, Crowell moved further east in Onondaga County and transferred to the Town of Manlius Police Department where he was quickly moved to an administrative assignment and was later promoted to the rank of Sergeant. While at TMPD Crowell helped to develop and coordinate the Town of Manlius Police Department In-Service Training program which still exists to this day. Crowell became interested in Law Enforcement Accreditation and served as the agencies Accreditation Manger for many years earning the agency several initial and reaccreditation awards to include the most recent CALEA “Flagship” award, the highest accreditation honor in the country.  

In September of 2012, Crowell retired from the Town of Manlius Police only to continue his law enforcement career as the Police Chief for the Village of North Syracuse Police Department. While at NSPD Crowell was instrumental in starting a formal In-Service training program and earned the department a New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Award.    

In October of 2017, Crowell saw a great opportunity to return to his home and was selected as the next Town of Manlius Police Chief.   

Chief Michael J. Crowell is thrilled about the future of the organization and considers it a great honor to once again wear the TMPD uniform. Crowell considers his role as Chief an incredible privilege and thoroughly enjoys serving in such a wonderful community.