Andrew Lipson

Title: Police Chief
Phone: 617-730-2241

Deputy Superintendent Lipson was raised in Brookline and graduated front Trinity College in Hartford Ct. with a major in History. He has a Master’s degree in criminal justice from Western New England University. Deputy Superintendent Lipson joined the Brookline Police in 1998 and worked in the Patrol Division. In January of 2003 he was assigned as a Detective and then in December of 2003 he was promoted to Sergeant. During his time as Sergeant he worked the midnight shift, evening shift and in the Community Service Division. In 2008 he was promoted to Lieutenant and served as the Commanding Officer of the midnight shift. In 2009 he was assigned to the Detective division as the supervisor of the Night Detective Unit. He was one of the founding members of the Departments Special Response Team and currently serves as commander. Deputy Superintendent Lipson has been awarded, the Joseph P. McMurray Medal of Valor, the Department Commendation Medal, Police Officer of the Year 2010, a Boston Marathon Service ribbon in 2013, the Brookline Chamber of Commerce Certificate of Appreciation for Service to the Community 2013, Greater Boston Police Council Award for Excellence in Policing 2011 and numerous certificates and letters of commendation. The Patrol Division includes 5 Lieutenants, 9 Sergeants and 71 Officers and the 16 civilian dispatchers working in the Public Safety Dispatch center. The men and women of the Patrol Division provide the first line of public safety service 24 hours a day. Many Officers in the Patrol Division also serve as members of special units including, the Patrol Bicycle Unit, the Warrant Unit, the Special Response Team, and Animal Control. 

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