Matthew Bromeland returned to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in September of 2016 to serve as Chief of Staff to Interim Chief of Police Peter Newsham. Mr. Bromeland is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Executive Office of the Chief of Police.
Prior to returning to MPD, Matthew served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Chief of Police of the Richmond (VA) Police Department. He has also served in previous positions with MPD. Matthew first joined MPD in January of 2008 as the Chief of Staff of the Professional Development Bureau, where he managed bureau operations on behalf of the Assistant Chief of Police. In September of 2008, Chief Cathy L. Lanier appointed Mr. Bromeland to serve as Special Assistant in the Executive Office of the Chief of Police.
During his tenure with MPD, Matthew has overseen and managed many of the Chief’s key initiatives, including an interagency initiative focused on repeat violent offenders, an examination of the impact of city growth on policing, and the modernization of the department’s crime analysis and research units. He also spearheaded the development of a real-time investigative support unit and oversaw the creation of the agency’s privacy office, which assists the department in navigating the complex realm of privacy practices related to the rapidly growing use of technology in law enforcement. Following the active shooter incident at the Washington Navy Yard in 2013, Matthew led the department’s internal review of the police response and authored the Department’s “After Action Report: Washington Navy Yard”.
Matthew holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from St. Olaf College in Minnesota. He is also a graduate of the David A. Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia and is a member in good standing of the District of Columbia Bar.