Chief Mario A. Arriaga
Deputy Chief William D. Wolfburg
The Plainfield Police Department is led by the Chief of Police Mario A. Arriaga and assisted by his second in command, Deputy Chief William D. Wolfburg. However, credit for the Department's success belongs to the men and women, both sworn officers and civilian employees, that demonstrate day-after-day dedication and hard work to the Town of Plainfield.
Chief Arriaga was born and raised in the City of Willimantic before moving to the Town of Hampton. He is a graduate of Parish Hill High School, holds an Associate’s Degree from Becker College, a Bachelor’s Degree from California Coast University, and a Master’s Degree in Executive Leadership from California Southern University. Chief Arriaga started his career with the Plainfield Police Department in 1999 as a Dispatcher. At the age of 21, he was sworn in as an officer and quickly rose through the ranks. Chief Arriaga was scheduled to attend the F.B.I National Academy on July 6, 2020 (Session #281), however, due to COVID-19, the academy has been postponed.
Deputy Chief Wolfburg holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Nichols College. He also began his career at the Plainfield Police Department as a Dispatcher. However, he left the department to join the Groton City Police Department as a Police Officer. Within a year, Deputy Chief Wolfburg transferred back to Plainfield, following in his father’s (Honorably Retired) and brother’s (Current Sergeant) footsteps. Deputy Chief Wolfburg recently led the Special Investigations Unit. He is now the training officer, professional standards officer, and assists the Chief with the day to day operations of the department.