Recent Retirement 
To Members of the YPD,

Join me in congratulating and saying farewell to Officer Michael Brown who is retiring from the Yale Police Department after almost 20 years! 

Prior to joining the YPD as a patrol officer, Mike worked as a photographer in Yale's Diagnostic Radiology Department.  He would convert x-rays and other medical images into slides so they could be used during classroom teaching or training.  (This was in the 1980s before Powerpoint and digital photography.)  Also, as part of his job, he would take photographs in the operating room during a procedure.  During those years, he would often talk to his brother-in-law who was a police officer, the work sounded interesting and when the opportunity came up he took the test, passed it and the rest, as they say, is history.

Officer Michael Brown enjoying his last days at the YPD.  (Photo by  Det. Jennifer Herten) 

Mike and I share a great many memories starting with our time in the academy together. He will be greatly missed by all of us! 

Besides having more time to refurbish furniture and tackle that "honey do" list, he will pursue his acting career.  While he has mostly appeared as an extra in a variety of television shows and movies, including CSI Law and Order and Lipstick Jungle, Mike hopes to start auditioning for small speaking parts now that he has more free time.  

At his farewell ceremony, Mike said he is not moving south, will be around and wants very much to stay in touch with his fellow officers.

Let's wish him a happy, healthy and joyful retirement!

Best regards,

Chief Ronnell Higgins, Yale Police Department