With the pending retirement of Brookfield Police Chief Robin Montgomery at the end of the month, the Police Commission held deliberations about the direction of the department. As a result of this process, the Police Commission voted unanimously to recommend the promotion of Major James Purcell to the Police Chief position.
At a special meeting held Monday, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to endorse the Police Commission's recommendation to appoint Jay Purcell as the town of Brookfield's next Chief of Police. He will begin that job January 1st.
The Board of Selectmen congratulated Major Purcell and said they believe he will do an outstanding job in continuing the Police Department mission to provide the community with the finest public safety services in an ethical, professional and sensitive manner.
The Brookfield Board of Selectmen expressed their appreciation and gratitude for the work of Chief Montgomery over the years. First Selectman Steve Dunn says Chief Montgomery served the Police Department and the Brookfield community with dedication and integrity for over 16 years. The Board wished him a health and happy retirement.