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Andrew Amendola Sworn In As Carlise’s Police Chief


The Town of Carlisle formally welcomed its new police chief last week with the swearing-in of Chief Andrew Amendola.

Chief Amendola comes to Carlisle following a lengthy career with the Brookline Police Department, where he most recently served as a lieutenant. He was sworn in at a ceremony at Town Hall on Monday, May 15, 2023.

“As the Chief of the Carlisle Police Department, I offer the Carlisle community and its residents this phrase: Duty, Honor, Community. In these three hallowed words, I promise to reinforce police partnerships, recreate hope in policing, and build upon the strong foundations that the Carlisle Police Department has already established,” Chief Amendola said. “Through transparency, commitment, and integrity we will grow in the future together as one. I look forward to creating police and community collaboration that will reflect the community through legitimacy, trust, and safety.”


Chief Amendola was hired by the Brookline Police Department in November 2006 as a patrol officer. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in April 2015 where he supervised patrol, became a Special Response Team Leader, worked with the Community Emergency Response Team, and was appointed as a Community Service/Emergency Management Coordinator.

In October 2019, Amendola was promoted to the rank of lieutenant where he served as a CoViD-19 Task Force member, K-9 Supervisor, and Patrol Lieutenant. In 2020, he was reassigned and appointed as Accreditation Manager, Training Unit Lieutenant, and Deputy Incident Commander in charge of all Special Operations for the 2022 U.S. Open.

Now, as chief of the Carlisle Police Department, Chief Amendola will work to continue to strengthen the trust between the department and the residents it serves by building and maintaining accountability and transparency throughout the department and ensuring Carlisle’s officers are ambassadors for peace, justice, and tolerance in the community.

“I promise to do my job as Chief, develop your trust through leadership, and hold myself accountable to the Carlisle Police standard,” said Chief Amendola, addressing the officers now under his command. “I promise I will always stand next to you in unity, support you when the going gets tough, and utilize your ideas to move our department forward together. In unity, there is always strength, and in strength, we can accomplish great things for the department and the community of Carlisle.”

The process that led to Chief Amendola’s appointment was inclusive and engaged the community, Select Board Chair Barney Arnold said. She noted Chief Amendola’s experience living in a small town himself, and praised the energy he will bring to the department and the community.

Town Administrator Ryan McLane said Chief Amendola was the right choice for Carlisle, and will run the department in a way that aligns with Carlisle’s values and expectations.

Chief Amendola holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and was awarded the Purple Heart during his service in Afghanistan.