Chanel Dickerson currently serves as the Assistant Chief of Patrol Services South (PSS), which includes the First, Sixth and Seventh Police Districts.
Assistant Chief Chanel Dickerson initially joined the Metropolitan Police Department in 1988. Prior to her promotion to Patrol Chief she served as Commander of the Youth and Family Services Division where she oversaw the daily operations and investigations involving child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse and exploitation, juvenile and adult missing person’s cases, persons in need of supervision, absconded youth and internet crimes against children.
Under her leadership, the department began using innovative approaches to solving missing person’s cases. Her work has received national recognition, including being awarded The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Heroes Special Recognition Award.
Assistant Chief Dickerson has served in other supervisory roles at the Second District, Fourth District, Fifth District, Sixth District and Seventh District. She began her career in law enforcement at age 17 when she joined MPD’s Cadet Program.
Assistant Chief Dickerson holds a Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Homeland Security from GWU.