Joe Brugman was appointed as the Police Chief for the City of Coolidge on July 19, 2010. Previously, Chief Brugman served the City of Chandler for 25 years leaving as a Commander. Throughout his career with the Chandler Police Department he gained extensive experience in patrol, criminal investigations, undercover operations, traffic, training, internal investigations, communications, tactical operations, and community relations.
Chief Brugman has a Bachelor's Degree from Arizona State University in Justice Studies (1984) and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University (1999). He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy class 224ý, the Southern Police Institute, Arizona Leadership Program and the Rural Executive Management Institute.
Chief Brugman is a Commissioner for the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. He is the Chairman of the Arizona Drug, Gang and Violent Crime subcommittee and is a member of the Arizona Information Technology and Systems Improvement Committee. Chief Brugman has been selected as the 2015 FBI National Academy Associates of Arizona President.
Chief Brugman is very active in his community through volunteer work, fund raising and with the local youth, participating in leadership programs and coaching.
Chief Brugman and his wife Carol have been married for 26 years and they have 3 children.