Michael Anzallo is the Assistant Chief of Police for the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), managing the Investigative Services Bureau (ISB). In this appointed position, Assistant Chief Anzallo is a key contributor in the establishment of the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) community policing efforts as it is known today. The Investigative Services Bureau (ISB) works with the community to solve crimes, bring offenders to justice, support the recovery of victims, and protect witnesses.
Prior to his current position, Assistant Chief Anzallo Corporate Support Bureau where he led and managed the General Support Services Division, Police Business Services Division, and the Medical Services Division. He also served as the Assistant Chief of the Internal Affairs Bureau where he led and managed the Internal Affairs Division, the Force Investigation Branch, the Diversity and Equal Opportunity Compliance Division, the Use of Force Review Board, the Office of Police Complaints Liaison, and the Court Liaison Division where he was designated as the Agency Ethics Counselor.
Anzallo joined the Metropolitan Police Department in 1989 where he was first assigned to the Sixth District as an officer. Upon his promotion to Sergeant, he then was assigned to the Seventh District before being reassigned to the Sixth District. Anzallo continued in his career in various positions from Lieutenant to Captain and has a range of experiences in different districts and divisions across MPD, including the Fifth District, Seventh District, Youth and Preventative Services Division’s Family Violence and Child Protection Unit, and the Criminal Investigations Division’s Homicide and Sexual Assault Branches.
In 2004, Anzallo was promoted to Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division where his command responsibilities encompassed the majority of criminal investigations conducted by the Department. He oversaw various units in the Violent Crime Branch such as the Homicide Unit Cold Case Unit, Special Victims Unit, Safe Street Task Force, the Sexual Assault Unit, and the Sex Offender Registry Unit. Furthermore, he oversaw the Special Investigations Branch which included Financial Crimes and Fraud Unit, Intelligence Unit, Warrant Squad Line-Up Fugitive Unit, Bank Robbery Task Force, Witness Protection Unit, Auto Theft Squad WAVE Task Force, and others as well as oversaw the District Investigations Branch.
Assistant Chief Anzallo is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University’s Police Executive Leadership Program and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Executive Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of Science degree from Johns Hopkins University.
He is formerly a member of the Washington DC’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, Washington DC’s Mental Retardation and Disability Fatality Review Board, and the Metropolitan Police Department’s Use of Force Review Board. He is also a member of the District of Columbia Sentencing and Criminal Code Revision Commission, Anne Arundel County Maryland’s Policing Task Force, and the District of Columbia Police Officer Standards and Training Board. He is the designee of MPD’s Records and Management Officer by the Chief of Police and the Secretary