Chief Brian Peete
Board Member- Vermont
Brian R. Peete is the Chief of Police for Montpelier, the Capitol City for the State of Vermont, and leads a dedicated Police Department of 27 Full time members of officers, administrators, parking enforcement and regional emergency communications dispatch personnel for a daytime population of over twenty-thousand. Prior to Montpelier, he was the Chief for the Alamogordo Police Department in New Mexico: a municipal agency of 88 sworn and non-sworn staff for a population of thirty-two thousand residents. Brian served in the City of Chicago’s Inspector General’s Office as the Chief Forensic Audit Investigator for Public Safety (Police Accountability), and as one of the Office’s Chief Investigators.
He also served within the Chicago Police Department for nearly ten years as a Patrolman, Field Training Officer and Fusion Center Analyst. Chief Peete has served in federal law enforcement as a Special Agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations in the positions of Assistant Special Agent-In-Charge (Operations Officer), Detachment 206 Las Vegas, NV, where he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and coordinated U.S. and Afghan forces in over 150 counter-espionage, counterterrorism, counterintelligence and force protection missions, and as the Regional Manager for Operations Enhancement, 2nd Field Investigations Region at Langley Air Force Base responsible for the investigations and operations for over 400 Special Agents in 31 AFOSI offices worldwide to include Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to his career in law enforcement, Brian was an Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Officer and commanded three separate Maintenance Flights for C-130 and F-117a aircraft. Chief Peete is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, has an M.A. in Police Psychology and a B.S. in Sociology with an emphasis on Employment Relations. In all, he has collectively managed over 1000 people, 14 facilities, and over $1B of assets and operating budgets throughout his professional career.
He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers, the International Association of Emergency Managers, and serves on the CIT International Board of Directors. Brian is married to his wife Natalie, and they have one daughter Gabriella.