Brown has worked nearly 25 years with the department, and currently serves as a patrol supervisor, the article stated. He also served as a senior detective in the criminal investigations division, with a specialty in fire investigation.
According to a story in the Courier Express, Brown is expected to start in the rural Pennsylvania community on Jan. 27.
He told the website that it was time for a change and he wanted to continue to serve.
“Metropolitan crime has changed that," he told the website. "It is more reactionary and increasingly violent. I still like the community service aspect and Brookville will give me the opportunity to do that."