Wyndham's choice was lifelong Clay County resident and 1993 Northview graduate Clint McQueen.
"I've lived here all my life," McQueen said. "I graduated from Northview High school in 1993 and I graduated from Indiana State University in 1998 (where I majored in) criminology."
McQueen is not a new face in the department, having served Brazil for more than 10 years.
"I've been (with the department) 12 years full time," McQueen said. "I served as a patrol officer and detective.
"I started with patrol and then moved into investigations, (where) I was the lead detective for the department."
McQueen said his family was on hand to witness his achievement, which includes a Brazil firefighter.
"My family was here tonight. My mom was here, my step dad was here, my sister and brother, my grandmother was here; they are all from the area," McQueen said. "My brother (Troy McQueen) is a firefighter."
McQueen said he is already talking with Wyndham about his plans for the department.
"We want to build our own team, on my end ... to develop the best safety and security for the citizens and that's what we've been doing," McQueen said.
"(We're) developing some strategies to get all those things accomplished. We're in the process of hiring several more officers now ... it's all working out pretty good, I'm pretty happy."
McQueen said being chosen for this responsibility means a lot to him, and he and his team will serve and protect the community in any way he can.
"I'm pretty happy to be entrusted with this responsibility, it's an honor," McQueen said.
"I just want to let the community know, we're here for you. We're here to protect you; we're here to answer any questions you have and to try to resolve any matters you have.
"We're officers here to serve the public in whatever way we can ... that's our main goal out here."
Wyndham said he was pleased with the choices of police chief and fire chief.
"They are a huge part of our community," Wyndham said. "It's a career path that they're very dedicated to. As Mayor, I feel like we are in very good hands with the individuals we have on board. I really look forward to working with them.
"I have the upmost confidence in these folks."
Wyndham also conducted a swearing in ceremony for new Police Captain Dennis Archer.