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 in 1973 to replace Chief Majeskie who retired after serving as its Police Chief for 17 years.  Affectionately known as “Barney”, Chief Ross was a respected and popular law enforcement officer.  

 

 

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.