Photos by Rachael Long
By RACHAEL LONG
At Monday night’s City Commission meeting, Brentwood Police Chief Jeff Hughes honored the in-house promotion of one of its officers to detective, Chris Maga.
Hughes mentioned the city’s recent allocation of funds for another detective position within the department, and after a selection process, Maga was chosen for the promotion.
Maga has a total of 13 years of law enforcement experience, four of which he spent at the Brentwood Police Department. That experience includes his time as a SWAT medic, K9 handler, mounted patrol, DEA task force, investigator, SWAT sniper and gang intelligence investigator, Hughes said at Monday’s meeting.
Before his time at Brentwood Police Department, Maga worked for Oxford California Police Department for six years and then Columbia Police Department for seven. His training includes many investigative-related courses, Hughes said.
Maga is also a reserve officer in the Tennessee National Guard. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of California Santa Barbara.
“Chris’s experience and training make him an excellent choice to receive this promotion,” Hughes told the Commission. “I’m confident that we’ve made a good selection in Chris Maga.”
In front of city leaders and the public, Hughes pinned Brentwood Police Department’s newest detective and was subsequently thanked by each present City Commissioner.