Brenda Bernot, Chief
Westtown-East Goshen Police Department
Chief Brenda M. Bernot began her career in law enforcement in November of 1983 when she enlisted with the Pennsylvania State Police. During her 28 year career with that agency, she served in a variety of positions such as Patrol Officer, Criminal Investigator, Training Officer, and Director of the State Police's Early Intervention Program before retiring at the rank of Captain in January of 2012. At the time of her retirement, she was the Commanding Officer of Troop J, which was comprised of 4 stations in Chester and Lancaster Counties.
After retiring from the State Police, she served as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the Valley Forge Military College for approximately 14 months.
In March of 2013, she joined the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department as the Chief of Police. In 2016, she led the Department to achieve Accreditation through the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association.
Chief Bernot holds a M.S. in Criminal Justice from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA, and a B.S. in Administration of Justice from the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA. She is currently pursuing her D.C.J. with California University of Pennsylvania. She is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and received certification in Accident Reconstruction through the University of North Florida, I.P.T.M. She currently serves as 2nd Vice President for the Chester County Chiefs of Police Association.
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