Commander Stuart Emerman
Stu Emerman rose to the rank of Commander on January 14, 2016 and he was assigned to the Third District by Chief of Police Cathy L. Lanier. Currently in his position as Commander, he oversees the eight Police Service Areas of Third District located in the Northwest quadrant near the center of the city.
Commander Stuart Emerman has 18 years of police service with the Metropolitan Police Department. Before being promoted to his current position, Commander Emerman served as the commanding officer of the Tactical Information Division. As the commanding officer of the unit, he was responsible for overseeing criminal intelligence, the Joint Terrorism Task Force Unit, the Department’s Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), License Plate Recognition and gunshot detection programs, the Alcohol Enforcement operations, the Command Information Center, and the Joint Operations Command Center.
He began his career as a recruit officer in April of 1998 and rose through the ranks, making Sergeant in 2004, Lieutenant in 2007, Captain in October 2014, and Inspector in February 2015. Throughout his career, Commander Emerman has served in a variety of assignments, including the Sixth District as a Patrol Officer and the Third District as a Sergeant. Additionally, as a Lieutenant, he worked as a patrol manager in the Third and Sixth Districts, the Special Operations Division, and the Criminal Investigations Division. Upon his promotion to Captain, he was transferred to the Seventh District where he was assigned to patrol operations.
While working as a Lieutenant in the Special Operations Division, Emerman served as the commanding officer of the Major Crash Investigations Unit, where he was responsible for the management of the detectives that investigated accidents involving critical injuries and fatalities. He was then assigned as the commanding officer of the Special Events Planning Unit, where he was responsible for overseeing the coordination and operations of MPD units at demonstrations, parades, festivals, and dignitary motorcades. In addition, he assisted with the planning and coordination of 2009 Presidential Inauguration. As a Lieutenant in the Criminal Investigations Division, Commander Emerman was assigned to the First District Detective’s Unit, where he oversaw investigations involving assaults, robbery, burglary, theft, among other crimes.
Commander Emerman is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree. In addition, Commander Emerman is certified as a Level A Haz-Mat Technician. He has also several certifications in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive response. In 2015, Commander Emerman was recognized as the MPD Inspector of the Year.