For the first time in five years, the city of Brawley has a police chief and the man chosen to take the reins, Henry Graham, has a long history of strong leadership in the department. We are sure he will tackle this new role in a way that best meets the needs of the city and its citizens.
Graham is a local product, raised and educated in the Imperial Valley. He graduated from Brawley Union High School, earned an associate's degree from Imperial Valley College and began his career in law enforcement in 1971 with the Brawley Police Department. For three decades he has devoted his life to fighting crime in the city, first as an officer, then a sergeant. In 1986 he became a lieutenant and now is head of the department.
That means Brawley residents can be assured the person in charge of the department is someone who knows and cares about the city. Graham is not going to use the Brawley police chief position to launch him into a more lucrative position with another law enforcement agency. He is committed to give the city his best effort until he retires from law enforcement.