UNIFORM DIVISION COMMANDER
Captain Gregg Hayden is the Uniform Division commander and is a 27-year veteran of the Brea Police Department. Captain Hayden has held many different positions throughout his career including assignments as both a detective and an investigation supervisor. He holds both Bachelor and Master's degrees from Cal State Fullerton and Chapman University, respectively. Captain Hayden provides oversight for all investigative efforts such as the Detective Bureau and the Crime Suppression Unit. Members of the Investigative Division also include Crime Scene Investigation, Property & Evidence, Crime Analysis, and the Records staff.
INVESTIGATION DIVISION COMMANDER
Captain Adam Hawley is a 20-year veteran of the Brea Police Department. Before being sworn-in as a Police Officer, he served as a Brea Police Cadet for four years while attending university. During his career, Captain Hawley worked as a Patrol Officer, Mall Liaison Officer, Field Training Officer, Property Crimes Detective, Sex Crimes Detective, FBI Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant/East Area Commander, and Professional Standards Lieutenant. Captain Hawley holds a master's degree from California State University Long Beach, a bachelor's degree from California State University Fullerton, certificates in Leadership and Human Resources from California State University Fullerton, is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute Class #354, and is currently attending California P.O.S.T. Command College Class #66.
EAST AREA COMMAND
Lieutenant Chris Harvey is the East Area Commander and has been an officer with the Brea Police Department since 1999 but joined the department as an Explorer in 1992. Lieutenant Harvey holds a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology/Sports Medicine from California State University of Fullerton. During his career with the Brea Police Department he has served as a patrol officer, detective, corporal/Field Training Officer, patrol sergeant, detective sergeant and a founding member of the crime suppression unit. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids, hiking in the north Orange County area and his favorite restaurant in Brea is D’Vine.
The East Area is the largest patrol area geographically in the city. The east command encompasses nearly all area east of the 57 freeway and includes Carbon Canyon, the Blackstone development, Wildcatters Park, the Brea Sports Park, and the large retail corridor on Imperial Highway with stores that include Walmart, Nordstrom Rack, and Albertson’s Grocery.
WEST AREA COMMAND
Lieutenant Phil Rodriguez is the West Area Commander and has been with the Brea Police Department for close to 23 years and holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Vanguard University. He enjoys traveling and loves to watch and support his daughters play basketball and volleyball. Lieutenant Rodriguez is well-known throughout the community as one of the co-hosts of Brea 411, the department’s weekly Facebook Live. His favorite Brea restaurant is The Cheesecake Factory.
The West Area Command encompasses both residential and commercial properties. The boundaries include Brea Boulevard to the east, Imperial Highway to the south, and the city limits to the north and west.
CENTRAL AREA COMMAND
Lieutenant Dave Dickinson is the Central Area Commander and is a 28-year veteran of the Brea Police Department. Lieutenant Dickinson holds a master’s degree in management and leadership from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree from California State University of Fullerton. In his free time, he enjoys running and trying different restaurants with his wife, Desiree. Some of his favorite Brea restaurants are Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen, the Olive Pit Grill and Alza Osteria.
The Central Area Command is defined geographically by the 57 freeway to the east, Downtown Brea to the west, Imperial Highway to the south, and the Rails to Trails to the north. This area includes much of our central retail core including the Brea Mall and Downtown Brea.
SOUTH AREA COMMAND
Lieutenant Kelly Carpenter is the South Area Commander and has been with the Brea Police Department for 28 years. Lieutenant Carpenter holds a master’s degree in Management, a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and an executive certificate in counter terrorism. He is also certified as a Terrorism and Homeland Security Specialist by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. His hobbies include traveling, hiking and his favorite restaurant in Brea is Ichiban.
The South Area includes both residential and business/retail centers. This command area includes all areas south of Imperial Highway and east to the 57 freeway. The area also includes areas west of Brea Boulevard (except Downtown Brea) and south of Lambert to the western city boundary.