First African American Police Chief for the City of Antioch

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans, and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. President has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. We are lucky to have the first African American Chief for the City of Antioch.

Chief Brooks - City of Antioch Chief of Police

Chief Brooks was sworn in at Antioch PD on Dec 11, 1995, after graduating the 128th Police Academy at Los Medanos College. He immediately set his goals high and always knew he wanted to be Chief in the City of Antioch. Since then, he has continually worked hard to achieve his goals and worked his way through the ranks all while attending college during evenings and weekends.

Chief Brooks - City of Antioch

After earning his four-year degree, he continued on his quest for higher education and earned his Masters Degree in Leadership. Still not satisfied, Chief Brooks went on to become a graduate of several distinguished law enforcement programs to include the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) of Boston and the FBI National Academy.

Chief Brooks of Antioch - FBI National Academy

Chief Brooks is affectionately called T by both members of the department as well as the community. He can often be found at the Police Department after hours or on weekends and members of the department tease him saying they will have to take away his keys so he can enjoy a day off.

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Chief Brooks, City of Antioch

We are proud of the diversity in our community and are committed to maintaining and enhancing true trust and legitimacy with EVERYONE we serve!


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