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Tim Herbert Sworn-in as Brentwood Police Chief

by ECT

On Thursday, the Brentwood Police Department welcomed its next Chief, Tim Herbert as he was sworn into the position.

On September 16, City Manager Tim Ogden announced Herbert had been selected after an internal recruitment and interviews.  The position was effective Sept. 28.

Captain Herbert, a Brentwood resident, with 31 years of law enforcement experience, has worked for the Brentwood Police Department since 2002. He has served as Support Services Captain since 2019, as well as a variety of leadership positions as Lieutenant and Sergeant overseeing budgeting, training, recruiting, internal affairs, and the patrol division since 2010.

He has a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior, and is a member of the California Police Chief Association and completed POST management and development courses.

As Police Chief, Captain Herbert will also serve as a member of the Brentwood Executive Team reporting to the City Manager and will participate in citywide management efforts with them. He will continue to bring integrity and passion to the City and will serve all of the community well.

Captain Herbert said of this promotion: “I am excited at the opportunity to lead the men and women of the Brentwood Police Department and serve the citizens of Brentwood. I’m eager to get started on this exciting journey as the next Police Chief.”

Chief Thomas Hansen retired September 30, 2022, after 35 years in law enforcement, with 27 of those years serving the City of Brentwood. Chief Hansen has served as the Brentwood Police Department’s Police Chief since 2017.


Chief Hansen Retires

After 35 years in law enforcement, 27 of those years serving the City of Brentwood, Chief Thomas Hansen has announced his plans to retire September 30, 2022.  Chief Hansen has served as the Brentwood Police Department’s Police Chief since 2017.

Being sworn in as an officer in 1995, Chief Hansen has held the ranks of Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and Police Chief.  During his tenure as Police Chief, he worked with city staff and the Brentwood City Council to add a total of 12 additional positions with five being Patrol Officer positions and one being a Community Engagement Officer position. City Council and Chief Hansen also worked together to establish the approval of implementing a fifth police beat, which will increase the proactive community policing efforts.  In 2018, Chief Hansen worked with police department staff and was able to establish and implement a Naloxone program. This program allowed him to equip each of his officers with an opiate overdose reversal medication, administered to those suffering from an opiate overdose.  In 2021, Chief Hansen spent a period of time at city hall as the Acting Assistant City Manager.

Chief Hansen shared:

“I am incredibly proud of the men and women that make up the Brentwood Police Department.  These past few years have been extremely difficult for our profession, but we have worked together with our community to successfully weather the emerging challenges. I want to thank the community of Brentwood for putting their trust in me to serve as your police chief; I hope I exceeded your expectations.  I have lived the majority of my adult life as a police officer, and as I return to civilian life, Brentwood will never be far from my heart!” 

City Manager Tim Ogden said he considers Chief Hansen a friend more than a colleague and stated:

“Tom has redefined the industry standard for Police Chief’s with his passion and love for law enforcement, his tireless dedication to serving everyone in the community, and unparalleled expertise in leading one of the finest police departments.  He will be missed, but we’re excited for him to enjoy this next phase of his life with his family.”

Photos by Brentwood Police Department

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