This Tuesday’s Feb.12 Mesquite City Council meeting was filled to over capacity with members of the community, police department employees, and their families to welcome in Mesquite’s new Chief of Police, MaQuade Chesley.

The Mesquite City Council kicked off the meeting by swearing in Chief Chesley as the city’s newest and youngest police chief.  After Chief Chesley took his oath of office, he in turn, completed his first official act by reaffirming the entire police department’s employees’ oath of office as a way to show the police department has a renewed commitment to serve the citizens of Mesquite and to work together as a unified department.  Police employees in attendance at the swearing in included police officers, corrections officers, communication dispatchers, animal control officers, administrative and records personnel, and last but definitely not least, our volunteers.

Chief Chesley commented on the ceremony by stating; “It was a humbling experience to see the show of solidarity from the police department as well as the show of support from all of the families and community members in attendance.  It was an emotional night for me, and I was proud to take upon myself the police chief oath.  It is a new beginning for our police department, one which I am so proud to share with every police employee.  I’m excited to work hand in hand with so many good people in providing such an honorable service to our city.”