Jeremy Brewer

Police officer, crisis advocate
Jeremy Brewer embodies the idea that good policing means more than enforcing the law — it's also about reaching out to and supporting each community's most marginalized members.

Why you should listen

Jeremy Brewer is a police officer in the state of Connecticut. He has more than 20 years of experience helping others in difficult situations and is often called upon to use his skills in crisis negotiations and compassionate policing for the mentally ill for both community outreach and the education of his fellow officers.

Brewer recently collaborated with local musician John Ingrassia to create Music Matters, a music therapy program for individuals with special needs. He is a liaison for the Special Olympics of Connecticut.

Jeremy Brewer’s TED talk