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Commander Jacob Kishter

Commander Jacob Kishter

Commander Jacob Kishter retired from the Metropolitan Police Department in 2018.

Commander Jacob Kishter serves as Director in the Metropolitan Police Department’s Office of Risk Management (ORA) in the Executive Office of the Chief of Police. In this role, Commander Kishter supervises a staff of auditors, analyzes current MPD practices, and prepares reports with recommendations directly to the Chief of Police. The Office of Risk Management is the primary liaison with the DC ORM for OSHA inspectors that also conducts special investigations, provides ethics reviews, and processes and analyzes all civil claims.

Before assuming his post at the ORA, oversaw the Metropolitan Police Academy, which provides training services to the members of the Department primarily and to members of outside agencies, so they can become more capable, knowledgeable, and professional employees serving their organizations and the District.

Kishter also served as commander of the Youth and Family Services Division, which is the division responsible for investigating child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse and exploitation (including child pornography and prostitution), juvenile missing persons and parental kidnapping, and persons in need of supervision. In this role, Commander Kishter also oversees the Juvenile Processing Center, Absconder Unit, and the Internet Crimes against Children Unit.

Commander Kishter also served as a Commander in MPD’s Third District where he was responsible for over 400 police officers assigned to the district. He developed crime plans, directed investigations, deployed manpower, allocated resources, and provided leadership and direction to both sworn members and the community where he served.

With more than 27 years of service with the Metropolitan Police Department, Commander Kishter has a variety of experiences in law enforcement. Throughout his career, he has held the positions of Officer, Field Training Officer, Corporal, Investigator, Sergeant, Investigative Sergeant, Lieutenant, Investigative Lieutenant, Captain, Captain Inspector, Investigative Inspector, and Patrol Commander to name a few. In these positions, he has experience in patrol service, narcotics and weapons investigations, recruitment, supervision, management, operations, executive assistant, police use of force investigations, project manager, resource management and allocation, and nightlife areas.

Additionally, Commander Kishter has completed a number of courses related to policing and law enforcement, including courses in: Law Enforcement Executive Development, Advanced Police Executive Development, Police Executive Development, and First Line Supervision. He has completed multiple training programs including the Contracting Officer’s Technical Training and Leadership & Management Training.

Commander Kishter was the recipient of MPD’s Commander of the Year Award in 2014 and Inspector of the Year in 2010. Currently, he sits on the Federal Bar Association of the District of Columbia Chapter Outstanding Law Enforcement Service and has received the Chief of Police’s Achievement Award in 2008. During his free time when he’s not winning more awards or attending courses, Commander Kishter plays field hockey and trains to compete the Ironman challenge.

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