Rodney T. Parks
Rodney Parks joined the Metropolitan Police Department in 1982. His career with the Metropolitan Police Department has included assignments at the First District, Traffic Division, Fourth District, Disciplinary Review Division, Seventh District, Office of the Chief of Police (1995 and 2001 -2004), Homicide Branch (1995-1997 and 2007 - 2008), Sixth District, Police Academy, Third District, Audit and Compliance, Internal Affairs, and the Criminal Investigations Division. He quickly progressed through the ranks, beginning in 1988 when he was promoted to Sergeant. In 1994, Parks was promoted to Lieutenant, where he served a number of posts before being promoted to Captain in 2004. In 2007 he was promoted to Inspector, and just two years later, in 2009, Parks achieved the rank of Commander. In December 2009, Rodney Parks was named Assistant Chief in charge of the Professional Development Bureau.
Rodney Parks was educated in the DC area and graduated from Spingarn High School. He attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, the University of the District of Columbia, and finally the Johns Hopkins University, where he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degree. Additionally, Parks is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Parks has served as an adjunct instructor with Penn State University, where he delivered training to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Department. Rodney Parks is married, has four children and two grandchildren.