Contact: Joyce Graff
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Our evening meeting this month features as our guest Brookline's new Chief of Police, Ashley A. Gonzalez.  We will meet with him at Hamilton's restaurant 1366 Beacon Street, on the evening of June 23.  Food and beverage service available off the menu.

Our goal is to sit with him in the garden seating area behind the restaurant, entrance off Centre Street.  Depending on weather or crowding, we may be seated indoors.

We will NOT be zooming this event.  We expect that the ambient noise in the restaurant at this hour will make it impossible to create a good Zoom experience.  We do hope you will be able to join us.  Masks are optional, as you please.

Since 2018, Chief Gonzalez has led the Austin Independent School District Police Department, which serves approximately 85,000 students and staff in a school district with 130 campuses. Austin ISD Police employs 89 sworn officers, 39 staff, and has a budget of $12 million. 

Chief Gonzalez is fluent in both English and Spanish. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia Southern University, and is working toward a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He has participated in numerous professional development and leadership opportunities, including the FBI’s New England Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, Harvard University’s Executive Leadership Training for Crisis Management, as well as the Chief Executive Leadership Course and the Administrative Officers Course at the Southern Police Institute.

Prior to leading the Austin ISD Police, Chief Gonzalez spent his career with the Norwalk, Connecticut Police Department, where he started in 1988. Chief Gonzalez served in Norwalk as a patrol office, detective, patrol sergeant, detective sergeant, lieutenant and as commander of a crisis negotiators team before rising to the rank of Deputy Chief.