City hires new police chief

Vice Mayor Jess Schweinberg, left, and Mayor Jay Adams, met the city’s incoming new police chief this week. The first day of work for Robert Groseclose, center, is Oct. 31. (Photographer/Victoria Middleton_

Vice Mayor Jess Schweinberg, left, and Mayor Jay Adams, met the city’s incoming new police chief this week. The first day of work for Robert Groseclose, center, is Oct. 31. (Photographer/Victoria Middleton)

A new police chief has been selected and is slated to start Oct. 31.

Robert Groseclose has a 22-year-long career in law enforcement starting as an officer in Forest Park then moving on to Spencer and the Logan County Sheriff’s Office. Then Groseclose’s first chief post was for the City of Nicoma Park before he left for his current role as director of security for the St. Anthony Hospital network.

“My philosophy throughout my career has been to always put the community first,” he said. “I am excited and cannot wait to be part of Mustang.”

Groseclose is a graduate of the FBI’s Command College and has more than 2,000 hours of continuing education as firearms instructor, FBI supervisor, command and executive leadership institutes.

He is a member of various organizations, including the state and international Associations of Chiefs of Police. He has his associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in police-related fields.

“Mr. Groseclose will contribute significantly toward the growth and evolution of the Mustang Police Department,” said City Manager Tim Rooney. “I am both pleased and excited to have Robert joining our leadership team.”

Groseclose is married to Rachel and has two children, Seth and Callie.

The incoming chief will take office Monday, Oct. 31 and will be welcomed to the community with a brief reception before the Nov. 1 council meeting where he will be officially sworn in as chief.

Look for our interview with the incoming police chief in next week’s Mustang News.

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