The Administration Division includes Police Chief Brandon Russell, Deputy Chief Lem Moore, Captain Jimmy Queen, Captain Karensa Schiffel, Captain Sarah Oldridge, and Police Coordinator Megan Nguyen.

Chief Russell has overall authority and responsibility for the operation of the police department. Duties include establishing operating guidelines, budget planning and oversight, overall supervision of department personnel, and responsibility for the quality of service provided by the Derby Police Department.

Message from Chief Russell

The Derby Police Department is committed to providing ethical and professional services to maintain a safe and secure community. We understand that the community gives us the authority to do our job and strive to earn the title “Derby’s Finest” every day.

As a department, we look forward to fostering partnerships with businesses and citizens to address criminal activity and quality of life issues. We are committed to nurturing a positive, transparent environment for all citizens.

As Chief, my philosophy includes accountability, visibility and accessibility. I look forward to connecting with the citizens of Derby. I believe in the involvement of stakeholders in addressing issues. The department has dedicated professionals who hold themselves to the highest standards, and I am honored to be their Chief.