Town Police Chief History
Chief Constable, William Wolcott: 1941 – 1954
The earliest records of law enforcement protection to Town citizens was in 1941 when William Wolcott was sworn in as the first Constable. At the time he was also responsible for issuing drivers licenses. In 1948 he was appointed “Chief Constable.” In 1954 with the incorporation of the City of Brookfield, Chief Wolcott became its Chief of Police.
Chief of Police, Laurence L Majeskie Sr: 1955 – 1973
In 1955 the Town of Brookfield Police Department was formally organized and eliminated the Constable position and made Chief Majeskie the Town’s Chief of Police. He had been a Town resident for over 50 years and was known to residents simply as “Larry.”
Chief of Police, Harlan A “Barney” Ross: 1973 – 1990
Chief Ross was appointed Chief of Police in 1973. Affectionately known as “Barney”, Chief Ross was a respected and popular law enforcement officer. Chief Ross served 38 years in law enforcement. He served the Milwaukee Police Department and served as the Chief of Police as well as Village President in Big Bend. He was the Post Commander of the VFW Post 8320, VFW All-State Commander, a member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, and a member of Amvets Post 14. He proudly served in the United States Army as a member of the 21st Ordnance in occupied Japan. Chief Ross passed away in November of 2023 at the age of 94. He will be greatly missed.
Chief of Police, Calvin J Williams: 1990 – 2003
Chief Williams was hired by the Town of Brookfield Police Department in February of 1985. In September of 1985 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. In August of 1986 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. In September of 1988 he was promoted to the rank of Captain of Police and became second in command of the department. On August 10, 1990, upon the retirement of Chief Ross, he was promoted to the position of Chief of Police.
Chief of Police, Christopher S Perket: 2003 – present
Chief Perket was hired by the Town of Brookfield Police Department in December of 1986 and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in October of 1987. In November of 1989 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. In August of 1990 he was promoted to the rank of Captain of Police, second in command of the department. In 2003 he was appointed to the position of Chief of Police.