News Release

Deputy Chief Robert MacLean Selected as Acting U.S. Park Police Chief

Date: December 5, 2013
Contact: Sergeant Lelani Woods, (202) 619-7163

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                    

DATE: December 5, 2013


 Deputy Chief Robert MacLean Selected as Acting United States Park Police Chief

WASHINGTON –Deputy Chief Robert MacLean Selected as Acting United States Park Police Chief effective Friday, December 6, 2013.

Deputy Chief MacLean was hired on July 14th, 1991, and is a twenty two year veteran of the Force.He has held a
myriad of operational and administrative positions within the Force, most notably of which were assignments to Crime and Violence Task Forces, Media elations, Internal Affairs, SWAT and Canine, and command of the Force
's Homeland Security Division. 

He is currently the Commander, Homeland Security Division, which entails administrative and operational responsibility for the Force's Homeland Security mission in Washington, D.C. and New York.This mission is intrinsically linked to the department's strategic plan and goals of protecting this nation's most symbolic monuments and memorials (and visitors to them) in Washington, DC and New York.He provides executive oversight of the
security and screening operations for the Statue of Liberty, the Washington Monument, the White House Visitor Center, and other national icons.During his tenure within the Homeland Security Division he was the Force
's principal planner for National Special Security Events, large-scale and/or contentious demonstrations, and world-recognized special events.Most notably, President Ford's State Funeral;Presidential State of the Union Addresses;
large demonstrations and marches;NPS Independence Day Celebrations; National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies;Presidential Protection Details;Foreign Dignitary Protection Details (to include Pope Benedict
's and Queen Elizabeth's U.S. visits);and was a principal planner of the Force's commitment to President Obama's Inauguration activities.

During his career he has received numerous awards and recognition for individual acts as well as unit citations for collaborative efforts.He is most proud of the following:the Metropolitan Police Department Crime Reduction Pin and the D.C. United States Attorney's Office Citation, for his involvement in a Crime and Violence Task Force, which
targeted high crime areas within the District of Columbia;the Union
's Excellent Police Service award, for apprehending a kidnapping suspect and returning the kidnapped child to his family;the Federal Bar Association Award, for supervision of a Crime and Violence Task Force within the District of Columbia;Unit Citation Awards, as a member of the Planning and Development and Internal Affairs Units;and several awards for his dedication and commitment to the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. He earned his Bachelors Degree in History from Virginia Tech and is a proud graduate of the 225th Session of the FBI National Academy.

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