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Brian A. Kyes

police chief, Chelsea MA

Brian Kyes was born and raised in the City of Chelsea and a graduate of the Chelsea Public School System where he received the Herbert Kupersmith Scholar-Athlete Scholarship. He was originally appointed as a Patrol Officer for the Chelsea Police Department on May 18th of 1987. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on October 21, 1994 and subsequently promoted to Lieutenant on November 22, 1996. As a Lieutenant he worked as the first full-time Internal Affairs Investigator for the department from 1998 until 2002. He was promoted to the rank of Captain on January 30, 2002 where he acted in the capacity of the Criminal Investigation Division Commander and Public Information Officer for over five years until being elevated as the Department’s Chief of Police. He was appointed as the City of Chelsea’s 20th Permanent Police Chief on November 1, 2007. Chief Kyes holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Framingham State College; a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College; and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. He is a licensed Attorney at Law in this Commonwealth and a member of the Massachusetts Bar since June of 2003. He has also attended and completed a successful 10-week course of Law Enforcement Management at the FBI National Academy (Session No. 228) in Quantico, Virginia in 2007 and the FBI LEEDA Program (Session No. 61) in 2009. He is also a 1998 graduate of the 20th session of the Senior Management Institute for Police sponsored by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the Police Executive Research Forum. Chief Kyes is a certified Police Ethics Instructor for the Massachusetts Police Training Committee.