Appointment of Downingtown Borough’s New Police Chief

Chief Brazunas

Mayor Dague and Borough Council are pleased to announce the appointment of Brendan Brazunas to Chief of Police, effective January 1, 2024.  After a highly competitive hiring process, including interviews by a panel of Police Chiefs, an offer of employment was extended and accepted by Chief Brazunas.   He presently holds the position of Lieutenant with the Upper Merion Township Police Department.  

Chief Brazunas brings 30 years of demonstrated law enforcement, leadership and public service experience to the Borough.  He is committed to serving both Downingtown Borough and East Caln Township with the utmost professionalism and integrity.

Chief Brazunas holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Lynchburg College and a Master of Arts Degree in Emergency Management and Homeland Security from Arizona State University. He is also a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership Program at the University of Louisville.

Mayor Dague stated, “We are confident Chief Brazunas’ proven leadership and mentoring will assist the  Downingtown Police Department in overcoming the challenges ahead, as they work together to support and serve our community.”

President Rakoff stated, “I was impressed with Chief Brazunas’ professionalism and his accomplishments as he rose through the ranks.”

Chief Brazunas stated, “Serving in the emergency services has been an integral part of my life for over 32 years. I am blessed to have worked with a great group of professionals in Upper Merion Township for nearly 25 of those years. There is no doubt that the many tremendous relationships I have built and the many opportunities I have experienced there have shaped who I am today”.

“The opportunity to serve as the Chief of Police for the Downingtown and East Caln communities, which my family has called home for over a decade, is truly an honor.  I am excited to work with the great team at Downingtown PD to serve everyone who lives, works and travels through the communities they protect.”