Following his graduation from the John H. Stamler Auxiliary Police Academy in 1999, MacAdam, a lifelong resident of Summit, has completed over 4,000 volunteer hours for Summit and the Summit Police Department.
He is a well-known figure around town having made himself available for almost every emergency call-out since 1999 and is a frequent volunteer at most events in Summit.
In 2007, he was directly responsible for locating four robbery suspects and as a result, all four suspects were subsequently apprehended. Later that year he was promoted to Auxiliary Police Lieutenant. When MacAdam underwent a heart transplant in 2008 it might have appeared that his career was over. However, he returned to duty as soon as he was medically cleared.
During his sixteen years on the Auxiliary Police, MacAdam has received multiple Exemplary Performance Notices, as well as countless Letters of Appreciation, from both Summit officials and officials from outside agencies. He is also an Honorary Silver Life Member of the Summit PBA Local 55 and a member of the Summit Elks for the past 15 years.
Summit Police Chief Robert Weck noted, “Captain MacAdam is the highest ranking member of our Auxiliary force all of whom are residents giving their time and talents to assist the Police Department. Billy represents the best of the best.”
In the first photo, from left, Summit Police Chief Robert Weck, Auxiliary Captain Billy MacAdam, Det/Sgt. and Auxiliary Police Chief Rick Proctor. In the second photo, Captain Billy MacAdam and Det/Sgt. Rick Proctor.