Commander Regis Bryant has been with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) for over 26 years. He was promoted to the rank of Commander on December 23, 2016 by Interim Chief of Police Peter Newsham.
While serving as a patrol officer in the First District for nearly five years, he was awarded the Sustained Superior Performance Award in 1993.
Two years later, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served four years as a Detective Sergeant in the city’s Second Police District.
In 1999, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, remaining in the patrol division for an additional two years where he was awarded the Medal of Valor, Blue Badge Award and Lieutenant of the Year both years. Promoted to the rank of Captain in 2001, he served as the Assistant District Commander in the Sixth Police District.
He has served as a leader in the Special Operations Division where he managed the Emergency Response Team, the Aviation and Harbor Units, and the Horse Mounted and Canine Units. The Commander is also certified at the technician level for Hazardous Materials Operations. Commander Bryant was awarded the Achievement Medal for his role during the International Monetary Fund Conferences.
In 2007, Commander Bryant was reassigned to the Sixth District. His leadership was instrumental in helping the district win the Annual City Wide Crime Reduction Award in 2009 and the Best Performing District Award in 2010.
In January 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Inspector, serving as the Executive Officer to the Assistant Chief of the Patrol Services Bureau. He was responsible for assisting with oversight of 2,900 officers within the seven patrol districts, School Security Division and Special Liaison Units.
Commander Bryant is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development School and holds a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership from Johns Hopkins University. He is also an Adjunct Professor for the University of Maryland, where he teaches Criminal Justice.