Police Chief Candidate: Russell W. Jenkins

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

Deputy Chief Russell Jenkins has been a part of the Braintree Police Department since 1983, with 27 of those years as a supervisor.

On Wednesday night, Jenkins 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 Jenkins' experience as laid out to the town's selection committee and Mayor Joseph Sullivan.


Deputy Chief, Braintree Police Department, 2004 – present

Detective Lieutenant, 1997 – 2004

Patrol Lieutenant, 1987 – 1997

Sergeant, 1985 – 1987

Police Officer, 1983 – 1985

Police Officer, Harvard University, 1981 – 1983


Suffolk University Center for Public Management, 2009 – 2010

FBI National Academy, 2001

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Northeastern University, 1975


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