Richard J. Koch Jr.
Chief Koch joined the Brewster Police Department in 1988. He served as a patrol officer and was assigned to detectives prior to being promoted to the rank of lieutenant in 2004. As the department’s lieutenant he was able to obtain the necessary experience and training to prepare him for the position of Chief of Police. The Brewster Board of Selectmen appointed him to the position of Chief in 2006. While in the position, in addition to his regular duties within the community, he has served on the board of the Municipal Police Training Committee and represented the Cape & Islands Chiefs as their representative to the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association. Prior to joining the department, Chief Koch served the City of Quincy as a city councilor.
Message from the Chief
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The Police Brewster Department consists of 21 sworn officers and 6 civilians. These dedicated people are committed to the preservation of public peace, investigation and prevention of crime and the delivery of a wide variety of police services in an effective and efficient manner.
We have a challenging responsibility to cover 22.5 square miles of land, 170 miles of roads, 14 great ponds, a portion of Cape Cod Bay, the Cape Cod Rail Trail bicycle path and a large amount of open space with trails including Nickerson State Park and the Punkhorn Parklands.
We work closely with our two Elementary Schools on issue of safety and security. Officers visit both schools on a daily basis.
We practice community policing everyday. We offer a variety of services that include: Reassurance program, Citizens Police Academy, Project Lifesaver and Animal Control.
We are committed to these existing programs and working with the citizens of our community to identify areas of mutual concern. We believe that early intervention and education do make a difference.
The Brewster Police Department actively participates in special regional policing activities. We work with State Police and District Attorney’s Office on Cape Cod Drug Task Force. We understand that crime does not stop at municipal boundaries and have found great success in partnering with our neighboring local police agencies, the State Police, the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office, the Barnstable County District Attorney’s Office and our Federal Law Enforcement partners.
The Brewster Police Department has been certified by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission since 2006. This process requires us to meet over 150 professional standards and keeps us current on the best practices in policing.
Thank you for your interest in the Brewster Police Department. Feel free to contact us for any assistance.