Police Chief Candidate: Richard Rudolph

Braintree Patch will be running articles on all three Police Chief candidates today.

During Richard Rudolph's two decades with the New York City Police Department, he has served on an organized crime unit investigating narcotics, earned a master's degree in education, and has spent six years as a detective squad commander.

On Wednesday night, Rudolph will be one of three Braintree Police Chief finalists questioned in a public forum at Town Hall at 7 p.m. Below is a summary of Rudolph's experience as laid out to the town's selection committee and Mayor Joseph Sullivan.


Detective Squad, Commanding Officer, Lieutenant, New York City Police Department, 2007 – present

Detective Squad, Commanding Officer, Sergeant, 2006 – 2007

Executive Officer Detective Squad, Sergeant, 2002 – 2006

Internal Affairs Bureau, Sergeant, 2000 – 2002

113th Precinct, Patrol Supervisor, Sergeant, 1999 – 2000

Northern Manhattan Initiative, Organized Crime Control Bureau, Narcotics investigator, 1997 – 1999

Special Operations Division, Street Crime Unit, Officer, 1996 – 1997

Patrol, Anti-Crime, Officer, 1991 – 1996


FBI National Academy, 239th Session

Master of Arts in Education, Seton Hall University

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Saint John's University


NYPD Football Team (Alumni)

Law Enforcement Intelligence - Toolbox and Sustaining the Intelligence Capacity, FEMA and Department of Homeland Security, Michigan State University

Member of the American Academy for Professional Law Enforcement

Received two commendations

Member of the Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education - Seton Hall University Educators


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