Brookfield Police Department

Chief James Purcell
Address 63 Silvermine Road
Brookfield CT 06804
Phone 203-775-2575
Fax 203-775-4367


Brookfield is a small town located north of the City of Danbury in Fairfield County, Connecticut and covers 20+ square miles.  It is bordered on the west by Candlewood Lake and on the east by Lake Lillinonah, two of Connecticut’s largest and most scenic lakes.  The town has a robust economy with a strong retail and commercial base and a growing resident population of more than 17,000 persons.

The Brookfield Police Department was organized on July 1, 1977 and has a current authorized strength of 34 full-time sworn officers, 6 special officers and 12 full and part time civilian personnel.  The Department Command Staff consists of the Chief of Police, a Major and a Captain.  There is a Patrol Division, a Detective Division, including a Youth Officer and 2 School Resource Officers, and part-time SCUBA Team, Accident Investigation Team, Tactical Response Technicians with the Danbury Police Department, and part-time Evidence Technicians.

Police Officers are represented by Brookfield Police Union, Local 1544, AFSCME Council 4, in contract negotiations for salary and benefits.

Entry-Level Police Officers must successfully complete basic recruit training at the Connecticut POST Council Training Academy, post-academy field training and a probationary period. Certified Officers must successfully complete a modified field training program and a probationary period.

Initial starting salary is $52,700 ($59,999 after 6 months) – top step patrolman is $76,683, after 5 years*.  Certified Officers may be paid at a pay step commensurate with their prior experience.  The Town supplies initial uniform, equipment and standard firearm.  There is a subsequent $750 clothing allotment per year.  Additional benefits include paid vacation, 13 paid holidays, pension plan, medical benefits, uniform cleaning, shift differentials, specialty pay, and tuition assistance. All pay and benefits are subject to collective bargaining.


(*Salary Rate Effective 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018)

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