THE BadgeQuest TEAM
Our Team consists of highly qualified and experienced public safety and personnel experts. It includes current and retired Police Chiefs and Fire Chiefs who are also attorneys, investigators, police trainers, fire trainers or other subject matter experts. We will assemble those individuals most appropriate to meet your needs.
Chief Stephen H. Unsworth (Ret)
Prior to founding BadgeQuest in 2001, Chief Unsworth served as a member of the Waltham, MA Police Department for 30 years, the last eleven as Chief of Police.
He holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar and the Command Training Institute at Babson.
Rising through the ranks, he served in such diverse capacities as K-9 officer, Patrol Sergeant, Commander of the Waltham Police Department Neighborhood Unit, Police Academy Director and Accreditation Manager. In 1985, Chief Unsworth founded the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Coalition (MASS-PAC), the first state accreditation organization in the nation.
During his tenure as Chief of Police, the Waltham Police Department became the first department in the Commonwealth to be accredited by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission and the 163rd police department in the nation to be accredited by The Commission to Accredit Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
Chief Unsworth served as the 2nd Vice President of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association. He was chairman of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Accreditation Committee and was a member of the Training and Education Committee and the Civil Service Committee. As chairman of the Accreditation Committee, he successfully participated in writing a federal grant application to establish the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program and was subsequently appointed as the first chairman of the Massachusetts Accreditation Commission by the Secretary of Public Safety.
Chief Unsworth has been a Massachusetts Training Council certified police academy instructor for subjects including patrol procedures, observation skills, the environment of policing, ethics and officer survival skills. He has also served as a member of the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council Curriculum Advisory Board.
He has conducted presentations on subjects including accreditation, civil liability, performance evaluations and police management for the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council, the Regional Community Policing Institute, Salem State College, the Civil Liability Institute of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Municipal Association, the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the New Hampshire Standards and Training Council and numerous other organizations.
Prior to becoming a police officer, Chief Unsworth served three years in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer including a tour in Vietnam and the Armed Services Detachment - Boston.
Since 2001, BadgeQuest has served numerous communities and their police and fire departments. Please contact us and we will be pleased to provide names and contact information for our past and current clients. Quite frankly, we do not find the need to advertise. Our clients are our best advertising!