Cambridge Police Leadership Team

The Cambridge Police leadership team consists of the Police Commissioner, two Superintendents, a Chief Administrative Officer, six Deputy Superintendents, a Legal Advisor, Director of Communications, Assistant Fiscal Director and Grants Administrator.


Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard, Jr. Dr. Branville Bard, Jr. became the City of Cambridge Police Department’s fourth Police Commissioner in August 2017. Prior to leading the Cambridge Police Department, Bard served as the Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety of the Philadelphia Housing Authority Police Department. He began his law enforcement career as a member of the Philadelphia Police Department where he proudly served for nearly 22 years before retiring at the rank of Inspector. Commissioner Bard is a demonstrated leader with a proven record of forging meaningful relationships between the police and members of the residential, business and religious communities. These meaningful relationships have helped to foster partnerships that reduce crime, eliminate quality of life issues, while elevating community and police engagement.

Bard has earned a Doctorate in Public Administration from Valdosta State University, he holds two Master’s degrees (Public Safety Management and Criminal Justice) and a B.A. in Criminal Justice. Bard has previously been appointed to serve as the Co-Chair of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s transition team for Public Safety and a member of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) for the Community College of Philadelphia. He is a proud graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy (FBINA #227), the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Drug Unit Commanders Academy (DUCA), the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute of Policing (SMIP #47) and holds a certificate in leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Commissioner Bard is a reform-minded pracademic, heavily influenced by social and procedural justice movements. He is a subject matter expert on racial profiling and frequently lectures on the topic. He is an accomplished professor teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

During his career, he has been the recipient of many departmental and community service-related awards and citations. He is married with three children and two grandchildren. 

 Superintendent Elow
Superintendent Christine Elow oversees the Support Services Division of the Cambridge Police Department, which includes the Criminal Investigations, the Family and Social Justice Section, and Administrative Services for the department. Raised in Cambridge, Superintendent Elow has been with the Cambridge Police Department for nearly 25 years. She is the highest ranking female officer in the history of the Cambridge Police Department. Most recently, she served as Superintendent of Operations Division, Deputy Superintendent for Day Operations and the Community Services Unit. While a majority of her career has been in patrol operations, Superintendent Elow has also overseen Professional Standards.
 Deputy Superintendent Albert
Superintendent Jack Albert oversees the Operations Division for the Cambridge Police Department, which encompasses all Patrol Officers and patrol personnel, as well as the Traffic Enforcement Unit and Tactical Operations. Aside from Commissioner Bard, he also serves as the lead sworn spokesperson for the department. Raised in Cambridge, Superintendent Albert has been with the Cambridge Police Department for more than 30 years. Prior to being promoted to Superintendent, Albert served as a Deputy Superintendent, and spent time in the Traffic Enforcement Unit and Patrol Operations.
 Manisha Tibrewal Headshot
Manisha Tibrewal is the Director of Planning, Budget and Personnel for the Cambridge Police Department, where she oversees all personnel and fiscal matters for the department. She most recently served as the Department's Assistant Fiscal Director and the City’s Principal Budget Analyst, where her responsibilities included coordinating the City’s annual bond sale, as well as acting as the Budget Analyst for several City Departments. Prior to working for the City of Cambridge, Manisha worked in Sarasota, Florida as a Budget Management Analyst for Public Safety and a Financial Analyst in London, U.K.
 Cambridge Police Chief Administrative Officer Andrea Brown
 
Andrea Brown is the Chief of Professional Standards for the Cambridge Police Department, where she serves as the Commanding Officer of the Professional Standards Section and oversees the operations of Professional Standards Unit and Training & Certification Unit. She joined the department in 2014, after previously working for the City of Cambridge’s Personnel Department. Before returning to the City of Cambridge, Brown served as an attorney for the Boston Public Schools.  She also has prior legal experience as a criminal prosecutor. 
 Deputy Superintendent Ahern
Deputy Superintendent Stephen Ahern, who is a third generation police officer and joined the Cambridge Police Department in 1989, oversees Night Operations alongside Deputy Wagner and serves as the Commanding Officer for Tactical Operations. Prior to becoming Deputy Superintendent, Ahern served in a supervisory capacity in the Traffic Unit, Bomb Squad, Training and Certification Unit, Special Response Team, and Patrol Operations.
 Deputy Superintendent Wagner  

Deputy Superintendent Daniel Wagner, who grew up in Cambridge and served as a police officer with the City of Cambridge since 1998, oversees Night Operations along with Deputy Ahern. Prior to becoming Deputy Superintendent, Wagner served in a supervisory capacity in the Crime Analysis Unit and Patrol Operations. He was a founding member of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing and is a policing fellow at the Police Foundation and member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police the American Society of Criminology.


Deputy Superintendent DiPietro
Deputy Superintendent Leonard DiPietro has over 30 years of experience with the Cambridge Police Department. He currently serves as the Commanding Officer of the Criminal Investigation Unit. He previously served as the Commanding Officer of the Community Services Unit and initiated the Safety Net Collaborative in collaboration with community partners. A native of Cambridge, he has also served in various supervisory capacities within patrol operations and investigations.
 Deputy Superintendent Lowe
 
Deputy Superintendent Robert Lowe joined the Cambridge Police Department in 2001 and is the Commanding Officer for the newly structured Family and Social Justice Section, which was established to provide specific services to members of the community who would be better served through a "social justice approach" than what could be afforded to them through conventional criminal justice approaches. The new section houses the "Family Justice Unit," "Social Justice Unit," and "Clinical Support Unit."  Deputy Lowe has spent the majority of his career in Operations and several years as a Criminal Investigations Unit Detective. A Cambridge native, Deputy Lowe is also an attorney.  
 Deputy Superintendent O’Connor Deputy Superintendent Dennis O'Connor, who was born and raised in Cambridge, joined the Cambridge Police Department in 1989. He oversees the Department's new Procedural Justice Section and serves as the Commanding Officer for Crime Analysis. Prior to becoming Deputy Superintendent, O'Connor spent his entire career in Operations, mostly in night patrol.  
 Deputy Superintendent Wells
Deputy Superintendent Pauline Wells has been with the Cambridge Police Department for nearly 25 years. She was recently promoted in 2017 to Deputy Superintendent and where she serves as the Commanding Officer for Administration Services, which includes the Records Unit, Detail Office, Court Prosecutors Office, and the Property and Evidence Unit. Wells previously served in various units within the department, including the patrol operations and criminal investigations. 
 Legal Advisor Jim Mulcahy
James Mulcahy, Esq. serves as the Legal Advisor for the Cambridge Police Department, where he advises the department’s Command Staff, provides in-service training, drafts policies and procedures, and works on a number of other collaborative projects. He previously served as a Law Clerk for the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court and subsequently joined the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office where he served as an Assistant District Attorney for seven years. 
 Director of Communications Jeremy Warnick
 
Jeremy Warnick is the Director of Communications and Media Relations at the Cambridge Police Department, where he facilitates information between the police department, the media, and the people who live, work, visit and study in Cambridge via the department’s website, social media channels, e-mail platforms and marketing programs. He has nearly 15 years of communications experience with the public sector and major corporate brands, including ESPN and LoJack Corporation. 


Cynthia Duggan is the Grants Administrator for the Cambridge Police Department. In her role, Duggan is responsible for the administration of law enforcement grants from federal, state and local agencies. She also manages the research and application process for funding opportunities in the public and private sector, including local foundations and for-profit organizations. Prior to the Cambridge Police Department, Duggan worked in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Cynthia Duggan is the Grants Administrator for the Cambridge Police Department. In her role, Duggan is responsible for the administration of law enforcement grants from federal, state and local agencies. She also manages the research and application process for funding opportunities in the public and private sector, including local foundations and for-profit organizations. Prior to the Cambridge Police Department, Duggan worked in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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Branville G. Bard, Jr.
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