Chief of Police

Douglas W. Brenner

has served with the Oneonta Police Department since 1998.  He brings with him twelve years prior experience as a Corrections Officer and Deputy Sheriff with the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office, and additional experience as a Patrol Officer with the Village of Cooperstown Police Department.

Chief Brenner holds an A.A.S. Degree in Technical Sciences from SUNY College at Morrisville. Prior to his promotion to chief, he served as Lieutenant, a uniform patrol sergeant and a patrol officer.  Chief Brenner's specialties are that of a New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services certified Police General Topics Instructor, Police Firearms Instructor, Field Training Officer, and NYS Emergency Medical Technician. The Chief is the Oneonta Police Department's Training Coordinator and the Command Supervisor of the Oneonta Police Department Special Response Team.   Chief Brenner also serves in the capacity of the Incident Event Coordinator, possessing the highest level of Critical Incident Management Certification within the Department, and is the Department's Media Spokesperson.