Michael Drake sworn is as Brookings Chief of Police


The new Brookings Chief of Police was sworn in Tuesday evening. Michael Drake was given the oath of office by Mayor Ope Niemeyer. Here is a portion of that oath…


Drake began his new duties Monday. He was hired earlier this month after a national search.

Drake comes to Brookings from Gardiner, New York, and has been with the New York State Police for the past 26-years, most recently as a Major. Drake says he’s excited to be here…

A meet and greet for Drake was held before Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.

Drake replaces former chief David Erickson who retired.


August 24, 2022