Brian Kyes currently serves as the 20th permanent full-time Police Chief for the Chelsea, Massachusetts Police Department and has held that position since November 1, of 2007. Chief Kyes currently oversees 111 Sworn Personnel and 15 administrative support staff of the State Accredited Police Agency. He was originally appointed as a Patrol Officer for the Chelsea Police Department in 1987 and was subsequently promoted through the ranks of Sergeant (1994); Lieutenant (1996) and Captain (2002).
He holds a Bachelors Degree from, Framingham State College (1987); a Masters Degree from Anna Maria College (1990); and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston (2002). Chief Kyes is a Licensed Attorney at Law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is an active member of the Massachusetts Bar since June of 2003.
Chief Kyes has also attended numerous professional development certification programs including the Senior Management Institute for Police (1998), the FBI National Academy (2007); the FBI LEEDA Program (2009); Harvard University’s JFK School of Government (2011), Executive Counter-Terrorism Training in Tel Aviv, Israel (2014), Naval Post Graduate School for Homeland Defense and Security in Monterey, CA (2014-2015) and Harvard University’s National Preparedness Leadership Institute (2016).
He is the current President of the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs Association, Past Vice President of the Major City Chiefs (2011-2014), Member of the International Association of the Chiefs of Police and a Board Member of the following organizations:
- Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association,
- Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission,
- Massachusetts Police Training Committee
- the Massachusetts Police Institute
- Bunker Hill Community College Legal Studies and Public Safety Department
- and the Advisory Board of the Chelsea Boys and Girls Club.
Chief Kyes serves as a certified Massachusetts Police Training Council Instructor for the Lowell, Reading and MLETA Police Academies where he teaches various criminal law and procedure classes. In addition he is also an Adjunct Professor at Bunker Hill Community College.