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Angela Simpson

Angela Simpson
Chief People and Equity Officer

Angela Simpson serves as the Chief People and Equity Officer (CPEO) for the DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). In this capacity, Ms. Simpson works closely with the Chief of Police, Chief of Staff and executive leadership to lead the department's diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and overall human capital strategies. As the CPEO, Ms. Simpson is responsible for overseeing multiple projects within the MPD, with a focus on the Departments’ Strategic Priorities and ensuring that DE&I matters remain a priority in the department and provides an organizational channel for department-wide accountability.

Angela Simpson began her career at the Metropolitan Police Department in December 2013 as the EEO and Diversity Manager. She oversaw the agency’s compliance with federal and local equal employment laws and regulations. During that time, she developed the agency’s initial ADA policy and procedures and served as the Department’s ADA and FMLA Coordinator. In July 2015, she was promoted to the Director of the Internal Compliance Division of the Internal Affairs Bureau (IAB). She managed several programs to include, the Professional Conduct and Intervention Board, the Office of Police Complaints Liaison Unit, the Use of Force Review Board and the Supervisory Support Program. In June 2017, Ms. Simpson was became the Director of the Human Resources Management Division of the Professional Development Bureau. As the Human Resources Director, she was responsible for the full life cycle management of all human capital related activities. The Human Resources Management Division activities include Recruitment and Onboarding, Performance Management, Personnel Action Processing, Job Analysis, Records Management, and Benefits and Retirement Coordination.

Prior to joining Metropolitan Police Department Ms. Simpson served as the Training and Development Manager for DC Public Library. There she developed training plans and initiatives that aligned with organization's strategic plan, goals and objectives. Earlier in her career she worked in a human resources management capacity for major retailers such as Safeway and Hecht’s and Woodward and Lothrop Department Stores. Throughout her career Ms. Simpson has effectively recruited, trained, managed and retained numerous employees. Her goal has always been to provide a workplace that promotes both the professional and personal growth and development of its employees.

Ms. Simpson earned a Bachelor of Art degree in Human Resources Management from the Catholic University of America and is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SCP). Most recently she completed the Executive Leaders program at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). She also has professional certifications in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Situational Leadership, Targeted Selection, Franklin Covey Project Management, ASTD Return on Investment and completed the District of Columbia EEO Investigations Program with the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

Ms. Simpson is a native Washingtonian who grew up in Southeast, DC and attended DC Public Schools. She currently resides in Washington, DC.

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