Police Chief to Speak on Opioid Crisis

Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo (Photo by Matthew Thorsen/Seven Days)

Former Nelsonville resident will visit Garrison School

Brandon del Pozo, a former Nelsonville resident who is now the police chief of Burlington, Vermont, will speak at the Garrison School at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 23, on what schools and communities can do to fight the opioid crisis.

The Current interviewed del Pozo last fall as part of its series, Fighting Back — The Opioid Crisis.

Prior to assuming leadership of Vermont’s largest municipal police force in 2015, del Pozo served for 19 years with the NYPD, where he retired at the rank of deputy inspector. While there, he commanded the 6th and 50th Precincts, and served on the staff of the police commissioner and chief of the department.

From 2005 to 2007, he served as the NYPD’s intelligence liaison to the Arab Middle East and India, based out of Jordan’s capital city of Amman. Born in Brooklyn, he began his police career in 1997 on patrol in the 67th Precinct, in East Flatbush.

Del Pozo is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum and was the 2016 recipient of its Gary Hayes Memorial Award for Police Leadership. A graduate of Dartmouth, he completed the coursework for a doctorate in political philosophy from the City of New York Graduate Center and holds a Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, where he is an inaugural 9/11 Public Service Fellow, and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from John Jay College, where he was a John Reisenbach Scholar.

The Garrison School is located at 1100 Route 9D in Garrison.


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