James Brennan Obituary, Retired Police Chief James Brennan Has Died

James Brennan Obituary,

James Brennan Obituary, Death – It is with deep sorrow that the Depew Police Department announces the unfortunate passing of retired Police Chief James Brennan. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Chief Brennan’s family, friends, and fellow colleagues during this difficult time.

Chief Brennan joined the Depew Police Department in 1970, demonstrating exceptional dedication and graduating at the top of his class from the Police Academy. Throughout his illustrious career, he served in various roles, ascending through the ranks and displaying exemplary leadership. In 1974, he was appointed as a Detective, followed by his promotion to Patrol Lieutenant in 1977 and subsequent elevation to Captain in 1982.

In 1994, Chief Brennan succeeded John T. Maccarone as Chief after his 27-year tenure, assuming the responsibility of overseeing a department comprising thirty-one officers and eight civilian employees. During his eight years as Chief, he spearheaded the complete renovation of Depew Police headquarters and, alongside Detective Steve Lehman, implemented a cutting-edge computer data system for the department.

Chief Brennan introduced a state-of-the-art forensics laboratory and played a pivotal role in achieving full state reaccreditation for the department in 1995, an accomplishment shared by only twelve police departments in the state at the time. He also secured grants for essential equipment and programs and established the highly popular National Night Out program in the Village.