Welcome Deputy Chief Marsh


WPI Police

Dear WPI Community,

I am pleased to announce the addition of Stephen Marsh as the new Deputy Chief of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Police Department as of January 8, 2018. Steve will replace Deputy Chief Michael Ellsworth, who retired at the end of December after 18 years of dedicated service to WPI.

Deputy Chief Marsh brings to WPI an exceptional record of public safety including more than 25 years with the Massachusetts State Police. He retired from the State Police with the rank of Lieutenant and served as the Station Commander of the Millbury Barracks. He worked with the Holden State Police Barracks, the Motorcycle Division, the Community Action Team, the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, and the Incident Management Assistance Team.   He has also been a member of numerous State Police committees and has been involved in several Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Safety focus groups.

Deputy Chief Marsh has also conducted extensive research in the area of emergency vehicle lighting, graphics, high visibility safety apparel, and has authored State Police policy in these areas. We are excited to have him bring his vast knowledge and expertise to our campus to help expand our emergency management work as well as build upon the WPI Police Department’s achievement of obtaining accreditation.

A graduate of Anna Maria College in Paxton and lifelong resident of Central Massachusetts, Deputy Chief Marsh is well acquainted with WPI. He shares in our commitment to providing an enriching project-based learning experience and is looking forward to working with the entire community to achieve our common goal in fostering a positive impact within and beyond our campus.

Deputy Marsh will be working the day shift Monday thru Friday.  His contact information is as follows scmarsh@wpi.edu ext. 5533.

Please join me in welcoming to Steve to WPI.



Cheryl Martunas

WPI Director of Public Safety / Chief of Police