Deputy Chief of Police

Keith Broderick

Deputy Chief of Police

The Deputy Chief is second in command of the Fairfield Police Department and is appointed by the Board of Police Commissioners with the approval of the First Selectman.  The Deputy Chief assists the Chief in organizing, scheduling, and directing the work of all department personnel as well as supervising the operation of all divisions within the department. 

Deputy Chief Keith Broderick started his career with the Fairfield Police Department in 1991 as a Special Officer for the Town before being hired as a Police Officer in September 1993. Upon graduation from the police academy, Deputy Chief Broderick was assigned to the Patrol Division where he served for 6 years.  In June of 1999 Deputy Chief Broderick became one of the first 2 bike officers for the Town of Fairfield. In February of 2000 he was promoted to Detective, where he was assigned for 6 months before being promoted to Sergeant.

Deputy Chief Broderick was promoted to Sergeant in July of 2000 and was assigned to the patrol division. During his 10 years as a Sergeant in patrol, he truly enjoyed his time as a first line supervisor. During those 10 years, Deputy Chief Broderick was very involved with training. He was instrumental in bringing a progressive firearms program forward. He was also involved in bringing the Active Shooter and Taser programs to the Fairfield Police Department.

In 2010 Deputy Chief Broderick was promoted to Lieutenant where he was assigned to the patrol division. He worked all shifts as the Shift Commander and help guide the department through several critical incidents and severe weather related emergencies. Deputy Chief Broderick continued as an instructor in several areas during these 10 years as well. In August of 2020 he  was assigned to the Special Services Bureau where he oversaw the Traffic and Accident Division, School Safety, Marine Unit, Special Police and the Emergency Communication Center.

Deputy Chief Broderick prides himself on becoming Union President in 2007 and holding that position for 13 years. He also holds close to his heart, the Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund, which he helped to start in 2014 and still remains President.  As of January 2021, Deputy Chief Broderick has helped award over $240,000 in college scholarships to the children of Fairfield Officers and to recipients at all four high schools in town.  Deputy Chief Broderick was also instrumental in creating the Fairfield Police Foundation which is dedicated to investing in a safer Fairfield and seeks to support the mission and essential functions of the Fairfield Police Department and its personnel.

Deputy Chief Broderick was promoted to the rank of Captain in January 2021 and served as the Field Services Bureau Commander.  He was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief on January 3, 2022.  He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Sacred Heart University.