Brian K. Jordan
Chief Brian K. Jordan

Chief of Police & Executive Director for Safety & Security

About Brian K. Jordan

Brian K. Jordan served with the Metropolitan Police Department for more than 27 years, with the last eleven years at the command and executive level. During the 11 year period, the District of Columbia experienced a 40% reduction in crime and reached record low numbers of homicides in the city. In his nine years as an Assistant Chief of Police, at the time he was the longest serving Assistant Chief of Police for the Department since Home Rule was established for the District of Columbia. He joined the MPD in 1983, with successful assignments at different ranks, in six of the seven Patrol Districts within the Department. In addition, he has served in numerous investigative assignments to include the Departments Robbery Branch, Homicide Branch, Community Youth Services and the Violent Crime and Gang Task Force. In early 1998, he was promoted to Inspector and assigned as Commander of the previously centralized Criminal Investigations Division, where he managed investigations of homicides, sex crimes, narcotics, Intelligence and other serious offenses.

Later that year, in September 1998, he was promoted to the newly created position of Assistant Chief for Special Services, where he managed the Special Operations Division, Youth Division, Major Narcotics Branch, Reserve Corps and Special Investigations Division. In January of 2000, Chief Jordan was promoted to Assistant Chief in charge of the Office of Professional Responsibility, which includes the Office of Internal Affairs, Force Investigations Unit, and the Disciplinary Review Division. In October 2001, he was promoted to Assistant Chief of the Regional Operations Command-Central covering the First, Third and Fifth Districts. ROC-Central was subsequently re-aligned to cover the First and Fifth Districts. From 2001-2007, under the leadership of Assistant Chief Jordan, ROC-Central experienced consistent yearly reductions in overall crime. He is also credited with creating the ROC- Central Youth Advisory Council, in order to engage youths in the departments Partnership for Problem Solving concept and the Clergy-Police- Community Partnership within ROC-Central, to address the needed partnership on faith-based issues.

Additional assignments included Commander of the School Security Division, where his duties included the executive responsibility for management of school security for 121 District of Columbia Public Schools. This responsibility included oversight of the contract security services providing security officers for all schools and the management of School Resource Officers assigned to the D.C. public schools. After leaving the MPD he served as the Interim Chief of Police for the District of Columbia Police Department Library. During this assignment he oversaw more than 1 million dollar technology upgrade, hired the first intelligence analyst, and increased the sworn staffing by more than 40%.

He is a graduate of the PERF, Senior Management Institute of Policing in June 1999, and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, in 1998; He is a 1978 graduate of Dunbar Vocational High School, in Chicago, Illinois, where he was recently elected into their Hall of Fame. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Howard University and a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa.


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