Waltham Officer Earns Big Training Promotion

Officer DiChiara at a 2016 Bentley mock shooter training.


by Chris Wangler

January 2, 2022

Right before Christmas, veteran Waltham Police officer Chuck DiChiara was appointed the Statewide Coordinator of Defensive Tactics & Police Use of Force.

“He will oversee Officer Survival, De-escalation and Use of Force training for the Commonwealth’s 358 Law Enforcement Agencies and 19,000 police officers,” said a WPD social media post.

Officer DiChiara has been with Waltham Police for 25 years, training his fellow officers and serving on the NEMLEC regional SWAT team. Congrats!

Photo provided by Peter Lobo