Michael joined the South Russell Police Department in 1997 and was promoted to Sergeant in 2011.  In January 2013, he was appointed Chief of Police. He received the South Russell Village “Employee of the Year” award in 2008 and 2013.  Mike is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) and serves on the Chagrin Valley Dispatch Communication Committee.  Mike implemented the South Russell “Shop with a Cop” program and the “Cops and Kids Fishing” event.  You can email Chief Rizzo at policechief@southrussell.com or call 440-338-7611 ext. 225