On August 6, 2019, at the Brentwood Selectmen’s meeting, Julissa Polanco was sworn in as the most recent member of the Brentwood Police Department. Julissa comes to our community with a strong background in law enforcement and education. Prior to coming to the Brentwood Police, Julissa worked as a corrections officer at the Rockingham County House of Corrections and part-time as an in-take security officer in mental health facilities in Massachusetts. She is presently trained and certified in CPR, first aid, Taser, pepper spray, and nonlethal impact weapons. Julissa is a graduate of the prestigious MOAB program, where students are trained in managing aggressive behavior through the use of verbal de-escalation techniques and compliance methods.
Julissa immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic when she was five years old and is fluent in Spanish and English. While growing up she studied at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and eventually received her Associates Degree in criminal justice from the Applied Software Analysis Institute in New York.
Presently, she lives on a farm in Fremont where she cares for a large number of animals, including alpacas, goats, dogs, rabbits, and cats.
Welcome to the Brentwood Police Julissa! We wish you a long, safe, and happy career in our community!