Deputy Superintendent Myles Murphy was born and raised in Brookline graduating from Brookline High School in 1983. He then attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies. Later in his career, DS Murphy attended and received a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice at Anna Maria College. He has also attended Southern New England School of Law in 1994-1995. In 2008, he attended the Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University and also attended and received a certificate from Suffolk University's Center for Public Management in 2009-2010.
DS Murphy was appointed to the Brookline Police Department in 1989 and assigned to the Patrol Division. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1999 and continued as a Patrol supervisor until 2003 when he was promoted to Lieutenant. He was then assigned in the Patrol Division as the Department’s Lodging Officer, overseeing Brookline’s 55 lodging facilities. Later In 2003, he was promoted to Detective Lieutenant where he supervised many of the Division’s property and violent crime investigations. He was promoted in 2009 to Captain and assigned to the Patrol Division. During his time in Patrol, he participated with other Officers in the creation of the Department’s. Special Response Team, Mountain Bike Unit and Patrol Warrant Unit. He also participated in initiating various accounting systems/processes to assist in the daily administration of the Division. In 2015 he was assigned as the Deputy Superintendent of the Traffic Division overseeing the Dept’s Traffic Accident Investigations, various Traffic Safety initiatives, parking enforcement and collections, the Police Detail office, school crossings, Hackney/taxi licenses, and Departmental Records.
During his career he has earned multiple Department commendations. In addition, he received the Brookline Police Association’s Special Recognition Award in 1995, the Cambridge Police Law Enforcement Award in 2002,and a Brookline Chamber of Commerce Certificate of Appreciation in 2013. In 2014 he received a Boston University PD Commendation Award on behalf of the Bike Unit for his leadership in the formation of COBRA, a Regional bicycle safety initiative and a police mountain bike tactical component for major events in the Boston area.