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Chip Peterson Jr.

Police Chief
Francis Peterson Jr.
  • Primary Contact Address
    1 E Main St
    Rising Sun, 21911
Primary Department: Police Department

Professional Profile

Police Chief Chip Peterson began his career with the Rising Sun Police Department in September of 2007 as a uniformed Patrol Officer.  He has also served as the department's mid-level supervisor (Sergeant).  Under Chief Peterson's direction, the agency has grown from three full time officers to seven officers and two civilian support personnel.

Community Boards and Affiliations:

Cecil County Strategic Plan Advisory Network
Past VP of the Blue Knights Police Motorcycle Club
Past VP of the Maryland Troopers Association Lodge #15
Past President of the Fletchwood Community Association
Past president Cecil County Junior Football
Past President Perryville Junior Wrestling
President Perryville Junior Football
Past Coordinator for MSP Explorer Post 9055

Summary of Professional Experience:
Chip comes to Rising Sun after a 22 year career with the Maryland State Police.  During his tenure with the Maryland State Police, Chip gained experiences as a patrol officer, detective, community policing / problem solver, public information officer, program coordinator and team leader.

Chip is a graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Program
Maryland Police and Correctional Training Center Police Executive Program
Johns Hopkins University Community Policing Training
Transformative Justice Australia, Conflict Resolution
Drug Enforcement Administration Investigation Training
Past instructor at the Northeast Counter Drug Training Center

Chip is a proud father and grandfather.