Brookfield Police Department's newest officer joins the force after serving for more than two decades in Danbury. Joe Pooler was sworn in last week after 21 years with the DPD. He was a k-9 handler, Field Training Officer, and remains a member of the Regional ESU team. Officer Pooler is a Brookfield native. While serving in Danbury, Pooler was ambushed and beaten while in a marked patrol car in a parking lot in 2016. A man pacing up and down the street approached his cruiser and started to bang and kick it. Pooler got out of the car thinking the the man needed help, and there was a violent struggle between the pair. Pooler sustained significant injuries to his jaw and face.