Chief Brandon del Pozo (Ret.)


Brandon del Pozo was appointed Chief of Police of Burlington, Vermont in September, 2015. Prior to assuming leadership of Vermont’s largest municipal police force, he served for nineteen years in the New York City Police Department, where he retired at the rank of deputy inspector. While at the NYPD, he commanded the 6th and 50th Precincts, and served on the staff of the police commissioner and chief of department. From 2005 to 2007, he served as the NYPD’s intelligence liaison to the Arab Middle East and India, based out of Jordan’s capital city of Amman. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he began his police career in 1997 on patrol in the 67th Precinct, in East Flatbush.

Chief del Pozo is currently a member of the Police Executive Research Forum, and was the 2016 recipient of its Gary Hayes Memorial Award for Police Leadership. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Chief del Pozo has completed the coursework for a doctorate in political philosophy from the City of New York Graduate Center, to include receipt of the enroute master’s degree. He also holds a Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, where he is an inaugural 9/11 Public Service Fellow, and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from John Jay College, where he was a John Reisenbach Scholar.