Myles Murphy

Patrol Division
Title: Deputy Superintendent / Traffic Division

Deputy Superintendent Myles Murphy was born and raised in Brookline and graduated 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, Captain 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. Captain 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 participated and oversaw many of the Division’s property and violent crime investigations. He was promoted in 2009 to Captain being assigned to the Patrol Division. In addition to uniform Patrol, he oversees the Public Safety Dispatch Center totaling 103 Officers and Dispatchers. He is the SRT Commander, Bike Unit Commander and oversees the Patrol Warrant Unit, Walk and Talk Unit and Animal Control Unit. During his career he has earned Department commendations, the Brookline Police Association’s Special Recognition Award in 1995 and the Cambridge Police Law Enforcement Award in 2002. In 2014 he received a 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. 

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