City Manager Charles “Chuck” Faranda is proud to announce Acting Chief Constance Stanley has been appointed to the permanent position of Police Chief and Acting Chief Marc Celetti to the permanent position of Fire Chief.
Chief Constance Stanley has replaced former Police Chief, Jamaican-born Andrew Smalling. She began her law enforcement career in 1991 with another law enforcement agency and then joined the City of Lauderhill in 1994. She served Lauderhill in several units and divisions and was promoted through the ranks as Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major, and now Police Chief. Stanley is very active in several Professional Organizations to include the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers, the Police Executive Research Forum, the American Society of Public Administrators, and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators.
Chief Marc Celetti joined the Fire Department in 1979 after first volunteering as a Youth Explorer at the age of 14. Upon his being hired as a Firefighter he worked his way to becoming a Division Chief, Fire Marshal (a title he still holds), and now the Fire Chief. During his time as Fire Chief he has reorganized the Fire Department to streamline the chain of command. He also became very proactive in reaching out to the frontline firefighters.