Deputy Chief Benjamin Murphy has served proudly for over 21 years in law enforcement. He brings vast experience in administrative, operational, and tactical leadership assignments.
Deputy Chief Murphy’s professional credentials include successful completion of several nationally recognized executive leadership programs to include; FBI National Academy Session #278; Southern Police Institute Session #79; and the Senior Management Institute for Policing Session #83.
Deputy Chief Murphy has accumulated extensive operational, administrative, and tactical command level leadership experience during his tenure. His supervisory and command experience includes positions in multiple units to include Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Internal Affairs & Professional Standards. Additionally, his 11 years as a SWAT operator, team leader and commander, prepared him for high tempo leadership insights, critical thinking, crisis management, and decision making.
Deputy Chief Murphy has fostered community relations by volunteering his time to various youth, culture, and faith based groups throughout his career. He started several mentoring programs within schools and for new officers who enter the profession. He also coaches a multitude of sports and volunteers in many youth groups to include football, weightlifting, and girls lacrosse.
Deputy Chief Murphy always teaches and encourages others to pursue excellence and further their professional development. He is a certified CT POST Instructor in a number of specialized law enforcement areas. He is a valued faculty member at Dedication to Community (D2C), a national non-profit organization dedicated to teaching citizens nationwide how to break barriers between community and police. He also teaches leadership and executive insights for the company Team Training Associates.
Deputy Chief Murphy encourages life-long learning and holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Charter Oak State College. He is currently completing his graduate degree (M.S.) in Counter Terrorism at Nichols College (Fall, 2023)