Boise Police Hires Deputy Chief Tammany Brooks

August 26, 2021

**Media alert: Deputy Chief Tammany Brooks is in town today and will be available for a short meet and greet and/or interview at 3:30pm. Please email if interested. He will also be available for media interviews after his official start date.

The Boise Police Department is proud to announce the hiring of Deputy Chief Tammany Brooks.  Brooks was selected after a nationwide search and was one of many highly qualified candidates who applied for the job.  The interview process included community members, the Boise Police Union, as well as officers, civilian police employees, and others from the City of Boise leadership team.

“Deputy Chief Tammany Brooks is a highly accomplished and experienced leader, current police chief, family man, and community partner.  We look forward to his arrival in Boise and for the chance to introduce him to our community,” said Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee.

Deputy Chief Tammany Brooks comes to Boise with 26 years of law enforcement experience.  During his time as Police Chief in Antioch, California his priorities included creating a positive culture and environment for members of the Antioch Police Department, strengthening the relationship between the Antioch Police Department and the people it serves, and working to make Antioch a safe community for all.  He is also the Executive Director for the Antioch Police Activities League overseeing programs and events that have served more than one thousand children within the community.

“My wife and I visited Boise for the first time last September,” said Deputy Chief Brooks. “Two things immediately caught our attention: the natural beauty of the Treasure Valley, and how incredibly friendly, warm, and welcoming people were. Within a matter of days, we knew this was where we wanted to call home.”

Deputy Chief Brooks was a high school dropout when he started his career as a police officer with the Antioch Police Department in 1995. While working and raising a family, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco and a master’s degree in Leadership from Saint Mary’s College.  He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police.

“Chief Brooks’ humble personality, strong values, and track record of building successful relationships with officers and his community make him a great addition to our department and our community,” said Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee.

Deputy Chief Brooks has been married to his wife Michele for 28 years, and they have three adult sons.  In his spare time, he enjoys Crossfit, bowling, golf, and RVing.  He says he is honored to serve the men and women of the Boise Police Department, and everyone who lives, works, and plays in the great City of Boise. His start date is expected to be sometime in early October.


Tammany Brooks

Contact: Boise Police Media Relations

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