Brentwood has hired its next police chief, and city officials did not have to look too far.

After an internal recruitment and interviews by Brentwood city leaders and City Manager Tim Ogden, the city has decided to promote Brentwood Police Capt. Tim Herbert to police chief, effective Sept. 28.

Brentwood Police Capt. Tim Herbert will be sworn in as the city’s new police chief Sept. 28, 2022. (Photo courtesy of city of Brentwood)

Herbert, a Brentwood resident, has 31 years of law enforcement experience and has worked for the Brentwood Police Department since 2002. He has served as Support Services Captain since 2019, as well as a variety of leadership positions as lieutenant and sergeant overseeing budgeting, training, recruiting, internal affairs, and the patrol division since 2010. He has a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior, and is a member of the California Police Chief Association and completed POST management and development courses.

As the city’s next police chief, Herbert will also serve as a member of the Brentwood executive team, reporting to Ogden and will participate in citywide management efforts with them.

“I am excited at the opportunity to lead the men and women of the Brentwood Police Department and serve the citizens of Brentwood,” Herbert said. “I’m eager to get started on this exciting journey as the next police chief.”

Current Police Chief Thomas Hansen will retire Sept. 30 after 35 years in law enforcement, with 27 of those years serving Brentwood. Hansen has served as police chief since 2017. The city will host the Final Log-off and Swearing-in Ceremony Sept. 28. During this ceremony, Hansen will make his final log-off and Herbert will be sworn in. The ceremony will be held at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St., from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.