Press Release

Public Information: Hagerstown Police Response to Incident with Juvenile
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Chief Victor V. Brito was sworn in as Hagerstown’s Chief of Police in June of 2016. He began a second career in the Hub City after serving 25 years with the Metropolitan Police Department, the primary law enforcement agency in our nation’s capital. He received multiple promotions and recognitions throughout his career in Washington and retired at the rank of Captain in 2014.
Chief Brito has led an extensive and comprehensive career in law enforcement, with responsibilities ranging from supervising patrol operations and overseeing special investigations to designing and implementing public safety management plans for large-scale events in Washington, D.C. The majority of his experience has developed from uniformed patrol duties with a focus on community-oriented policing.
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Chief Brito holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management/Leadership and a Master's Degree in Management/Community Development from Johns Hopkins University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy's Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS).

Public Notice

The Hagerstown Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve re-accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA), the accreditation program requires our department to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedure, administration, operations and support services.

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As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on November 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The session will be conducted at the Hagerstown Police Department, located at 50 N. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown, MD.

Agency employees and the public are also invited to offer comments by calling 240-520-6519 on November 1, 2016 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Comments will be taken by the assessment team.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency=s ability to comply with CALEA's standards.  A copy of the Standards is available at the Hagerstown Police Department.  The Local contact is Accreditation Manager Jeffrey Morgan, 301-739-8577, ext. 248.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Hagerstown Police Department=s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320 Gainesville, Virginia 20155.