We are happy to announce that Brad Keller has been appointed as the Montebello Police Department’s eleventh Police Chief since the City incorporated in 1920.
Chief Keller started his law enforcement career with the Montebello Police Department in 1991 as a police officer after graduating from Rio Hondo College Police Academy. In 1995 he was promoted to senior officer. He was promoted to sergeant in 2001, promoted to lieutenant in 2008, and promoted to captain in 2011.
His previous assignments, as an officer and supervisor, include; Patrol, Field Training Officer, Range Master, Use of Force Instructor, Major Traffic Collision Investigations, Motor Officer, Gang Unit, Major Narcotics Investigations, General Investigations, and Administration.
Chief Keller was the commanding officer of Investigations and Support Services from 2011 to 2015 and was the Patrol Services Commander at the time of this appointment.
Chief Keller attended West Covina High School, East Los Angeles College and the University of Phoenix. His advanced law enforcement training includes; the Sherman Block Leadership Institute, Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Management School, Los Angeles Police Department “West Point” Leadership Program, Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Executive Development Course, Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy and other advanced law enforcement training. He received his Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory and Management certificates from the California Police Officer's Standards and Training.
Chief Keller was awarded the Medal of Courage and Medal of Merit in 2000 and the Medal of Lifesaving in 2003. Chief Keller is a member of the California Police Chief’s Association, Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and Member of the FBI National Academy Associates.
Chief Keller was born in Long Beach California and spent most of his childhood in Southern California. Chief Keller has been married to Eileen, an educator since 1999 and they reside in Chino Hills. Chief Keller enjoys hunting, fishing, running, participating in half-marathons and most of all spending time with family.
Chief Keller is looking forward to continuing his service to the community of Montebello as the Chief of Police. His primary mission is to continue to protect lives and property utilizing innovative policing practices that are in the best interest of the community and businesses in Montebello. He is a firm believer that strong partnerships with the community and businesses are the key to success of Montebello being a safe place to live, work and visit.