Department Operations


The day-to-day operations of the Police Department are supported by thirty (30) employees, which includes full-time and part-time staff that are both sworn and civilian. 


The Brewster Police Department is led by a Police Chief, who is supported by two lieutenants and an administrative assistant.


Our patrol officers are led by four (4) sergeants who manage all the activity that occurs during their shift.  The patrol division works across three different shifts; Midnight – 8am, 8am – 4pm, and 4pm – Midnight.  In addition to our patrol sergeants, many of our senior police officers are trained OICs (Officer in Charge) and can lead a shift in the absence of sergeant.  The patrol division is overseen by the Patrol Lieutenant.


The Brewster Police Department has four (4) civilian dispatchers who provide coverage 24/7.  The dispatchers not only field emergency calls and dispatch officers, but they also take non-emergency and business calls and direct them to the proper recipient.  Dispatch is overseen by the Administrative Lieutenant.


The Brewster Police Detective Unit is led by a detective sergeant who supervises one detective and patrol investigators assigned on an as-needed basis.  The detective unit is responsible for investigating serious crimes, working with neighboring communities, and assisting the district attorney’s office with prosecuting cases.  The detective unit is overseen by the Chief of Police.

Animal Control:

Brewster Animal Control is based in the Police Department, and is staffed by a full-time Animal Control Officer.  The duties of the Animal Control Officer include responding to calls for service involving wild and domestic animals.  The animal control function is overseen by the Administrative Lieutenant.