BROOKLINE — Town Administrator Mel Kleckner and Acting Police Chief Richard Allen are pleased to share that three members of the Brookline Police Department have been promoted.
Deputy Superintendent Kevin Mealy was promoted from lieutenant, Lt. Robert Teahan was promoted from sergeant, and Sgt. Cheryl Molloy was promoted from officer.
“Deputy Superintendent Mealy, Lt. Teahan and Sgt. Molloy are experienced public servants who have dedicated themselves to the Brookline Police Department, and I congratulate them on their promotions,” said Town Administrator Kleckner. “I wish them well in their new positions.”
Lt. Teahan and Sgt. Molloy were selected for promotion based on their Civil Service promotional exam scores and performance in interviews of top candidates for each rank. Three candidates for each position were interviewed by a committee made up of Acting Chief Allen, Deputy Superintendent Jennifer Paster, Deputy Superintendent Paul Cullinane, and Boston Police Deputy Superintendent Lanita Cullinane.
Deputy Superintendent Mealy was selected for promotion from among seven candidates who submitted letters of interest and resumes. Each candidate was interviewed by a committee that included Acting Chief Allen, Deputy Superintendent Jennifer Paster, Deputy Superintendent Paul Cullinane, and Dr. Gerald Cox, an organizational development consultant and executive coach with over 30 years of experience.
Deputy Superintendent Kevin Mealy
Deputy Superintendent Mealy joined the Brookline Police Department in 1991. He has a Bachelor of Business degree in Business Management from Northeastern University, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England College.
In 2000, while serving as a patrolman, Deputy Superintendent Mealy was awarded the George R. Hanna Award, which recognizes members of the law enforcement community for exemplary acts of bravery. Mealy and two colleagues came under gunfire on Sept. 2, 1999 while investigating a suspicious vehicle. Mealy returned fire, striking and then arresting a suspect who was wanted for the fatal shooting of two women and the wounding of another woman in Georgia. Another suspect fled the scene, carjacked a woman at gunpoint, and later took his own life as Boston Police closed in on him.
Mealy was promoted to sergeant in 2004, and to lieutenant in 2015.
Deputy Superintendent Mealy has earned numerous citations for excellent police work, received extensive training in Crisis Intervention, and completed the Senior Management Institute for Police training with the Police Executive Research Forum.
Lt. Robert Teahan
Lt. Robert Teahan joined the Brookline Police Department in 2003. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Curry College.
Lt. Teahan was selected by his colleagues as the Brookline Police Officer of The Year for 2015. He was promoted to sergeant in 2017. Lt. Teahan has numerous commendations for excellent police work, and has received training in Crisis Intervention and Supervisor Leadership.
Sgt. Cheryl Molloy
Sgt. Cheryl Molloy joined the Brookline Police Department in 1996. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from Bridgewater State University, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England University.
Sgt. Molloy has received numerous commendations for excellent police work, and training in Crisis Investigation and Sexual Assault Investigations.