City of Arcadia, Florida

Marshal Matthew Allen Anderson

Marshal Matthew Allen Anderson - Arcadia, Florida Police Chief

Rank: Marshal (elected in 2014)

Start Date at Arcadia PD: June 9, 1989

Years of Service (in law enforcement): June 2019 will be 30 years of service with the City of Arcadia Police Department

Auto Biography: 

In October of 1988, I moved to the City of Arcadia along with my wife Tara Anderson. January of 1989 the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office hired me as a Correction Officer, and June of that year I was hired by the Arcadia Police Department. During the course of my career at the Arcadia Police Department I have been assigned several different job responsibilities. Over the past 29 years I have risen from the rank of Sergeant, Lieutenant, to Captain and now since 2013 Your City Marshal.

To this very day I truly enjoy working for the City of Arcadia and serving the citizens of Arcadia to the best of my abilities. Our department continues to grow and improve in our knowledge and our ability to better serve our citizens. We pattern our department from the motto “Community Oriented Policing.” This allows our department personnel to get more involved with the general public. Which helps develop what we hope is a better line of communication and forming relationships to our citizens we serve. We believe that there is much more to “Policing” then just enforcing laws and local Ordinances. We all must learn to show compassion and have the ability to take whatever action is necessary to preserve life and protect our Great Community.

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