Michael Gropman

Division Commanders
Title: Deputy Superintendent (Community Service Division)
Phone: 617-730-2735

Deputy Superintendent Michael Gropman is a graduate of the Brookline High School class of 1981. He joined the police department in 1989; was promoted to sergeant in 1995; served as the Police Prosecutor and the Liquor Control Officer as a lieutenant, and was promoted to captain in 2004. Captain Gropman holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College, and a Doctorate in Human Development from Boston University. Deputy Superintendent Gropman has received advance leadership and Management Training from, among others, the Police Executive Research Forum in Washington, D.C. He has spoken nationally about risk assessment in juveniles, and has worked with University of Massachusetts Medical School to develop a pre-arrest screening tool for law enforcement.  He remains active in hockey, founding the Brookline Hockey Association 11 years ago and the Newton Girls Hockey program 7 years ago.  He is also the USA Hockey Associate Coach–in-Chief for Massachusetts. As a member of the Massachusetts Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative, and a member of the American Psychological Association APA he teaches locally as an Adjunct Professor at Mt. Ida College in Newton and Newbury College in Brookline. Deputy Gropman is also the director of TEDxBeaconStreet, the largest TedX event in the world. The Community Service Division consists of two supervisors, 8 police officers assigned to the schools, elderly, housing, and training. Additionally the division employees 2 park interns, and several college interns. The community service division works with town and local institutions to improve services, quality of life issues, and develop strong bonds with various populations. If you are in need of assistance, have a protracted community issues, or are planning a major event, the Community Service Division can be contacted by phone at 617-730-2248 or by email at csd@brooklinema.gov

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