The Brookfield Police Department has named their new Chief. Major John Puglisi will be promoted to the role and take the helm on February 1st.
Chief James Purcell is retiring after about five years leading the agency and 38 years on the force. Before learning that Purcell was retiring, Puglisi started applying to chief positions in other municipalities, but then things moved quickly in Brookfield. The Police Commission and Board of Selectman have endorsed his appointment.
His salary has not yet been finalized.
Puglisi has spent his entire career with the Brookfield Police Department, starting in 1988. Over the years he's served as emergency services commander and scuba team commander. For more than 5 years, Puglisi has also been the chief of the Lake Lillinonah Authority Marine Patrol.