Assistant Chief Patrick Burke is an 18-year veteran of the Department. Recently Assistant Chief Burke commanded the Homeland Security and Special Operations Division. During his MPD career, Burke has served in four of the seven police districts, the Special Operations Division, Operations Command, and the Field and Tactical Support Unit. Before heading up the Strategic Services Bureau in March 2011, Patrick Burke was Assistant Chief in the Homeland Security Bureau from September 2007 until March 2011.
Assistant Chief Burke received his undergraduate degree in criminal justice from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, a certificate of public management from the George Washington University, and a master’s degree in management from the Johns Hopkins University. He is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy in Quantico, VA, and the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) in Boston, MA.