Command Staff


CX8B1296-dickinsonCaptain Dave Dickinson is the Uniform Division Commander and is a 28-year veteran of the Brea Police Department. Captain Dickinson holds a master’s degree in management and leadership from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree from California State University of Fullerton. In his free time, he enjoys running and trying different restaurants with his wife, Desiree. Some of his favorite Brea restaurants are Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen, the Olive Pit Grill, Alza Osteria and Old Brea Chop House. 


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 East Area Command Map

Lieutenant Chris Harvey is the East Area Commander and has been an officer with the Brea Police Department since 1999 but joined the department as an Explorer in 1992. Lieutenant Harvey holds a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology/Sports Medicine from California State University of Fullerton. During his career with the Brea Police Department he has served as a patrol officer, detective, corporal/Field Training Officer, patrol sergeant, detective sergeant and a founding member of the crime suppression unit. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids, hiking in the north Orange County area and his favorite restaurant in Brea is D’Vine.

The East Area is the largest patrol area geographically in the city. The east command encompasses nearly all area east of the 57 freeway and includes Carbon Canyon, the Blackstone development, Wildcatters Park, the Brea Sports Park, and the large retail corridor on Imperial Highway with stores that include Walmart, Nordstrom Rack, and Albertson’s Grocery.


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Lieutenant Robert Haefner is the West Area Commander. 

The West Area Command encompasses both residential and commercial properties. The boundaries include Brea Boulevard to the east, Imperial Highway to the south, and the city limits to the north and west.


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South Area Command Map

Lieutenant Kelly Carpenter is the Central & South Area Commander and has been with the Brea Police Department for 28 years. Lieutenant Carpenter holds a master’s degree in Management, a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and an executive certificate in counter terrorism. He is also certified as a Terrorism and Homeland Security Specialist by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. His hobbies include traveling, hiking and his favorite restaurant in Brea is Ichiban.

The Central Area Command is defined geographically by the 57 freeway to the east, Downtown Brea to the west, Imperial Highway to the south, and the Rails to Trails to the north. This area includes much of our central retail core including the Brea Mall and Downtown Brea.

The South Area includes both residential and business/retail centers. This command area includes all areas south of Imperial Highway and east to the 57 freeway. The area also includes areas west of Brea Boulevard (except Downtown Brea) and south of Lambert to the western city boundary.