John Burks

Police Services
Title: Police Chief
Phone: 714-990-7634

About the Chief of PoliceChief John Burks

Chief John Burks is a 27-year veteran of the Brea Police Department in Southern California. He was sworn-in as Chief of Police on May 6, 2019.  
In his previous role as Police Captain, he served as the department’s Uniform Division commander, overseeing operations in Patrol, Traffic, SWAT, and Communications. He has also served as the Investigation Division Commander and the Chief of Police Services for contract law enforcement in the neighboring City of Yorba Linda. During his career, Chief Burks has served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, and Lieutenant. Chief Burks holds a Master's degree from Chapman University in Organizational Leadership and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 251 and California P.O.S.T Command College Class 59. 


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