Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.


Metropolitan Police Department

DC Agency Top Menu

-A +A
Bookmark and Share

Angela Simpson

Angela Simpson

Angela Simpson currently serves as the Chief People Officer (CPO) of the Human Resource Management Division. Located in the Professional Development Bureau, the Chief People Officer works closely with the Chief of Police, Chief of Staff, and executive leadership to lead the Department’s overall human capital strategy. The CPO anticipates human capital needs, provides strategic advice to senior management officials on workforce-related issues, and coordinates initiatives aimed at optimizing the employee experience. As an employee champion and change agent, the CPO works to ensure that the Department’s values are reflected in people-oriented decisions.

Ms. Simpson began her career at the Metropolitan Police Department in December 2013 as the EEO and Diversity Manager. She oversaw the agency’s compliance with federal and local equal employment laws and regulations. During that time, she developed the agency’s initial ADA policy and procedures and served as the Department’s ADA and FMLA Coordinator. In July 2015, she was promoted to the Director of the Internal Compliance Division of the Internal Affairs Bureau (IAB), where she managed several programs, including the Professional Conduct and Intervention Board, the Office of Police Complaints Liaison Unit, the Use of Force Review Board, and the Supervisory Support Program. In June 2017, Ms. Simpson became the Director of the Human Resources Management Division of the Professional Development Bureau. During her tenure as Director, Ms. Simpson was responsible for the full life cycle management of all human capital related activities, including Recruitment and Onboarding, Performance Management, Personnel Action Processing, Job Analysis, Records Management, and Benefits and Retirement Coordination.

Prior to joining the Metropolitan Police Department, Ms. Simpson served as the Training and Development Manager for DC Public Library.  There she developed training plans and initiatives that aligned with the organization's strategic plan, goals and objectives. Earlier in her career, she worked in a human resources management capacity for major retailers such as Safeway and Hecht’s and Woodward and Lothrop Department Stores. Throughout her career Ms. Simpson has effectively recruited, trained, managed and retained numerous employees.  Her goal has always been to provide a workplace that promotes both the professional and personal growth and development of its employees. 

Ms. Simpson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resources Management from the Catholic University of America and is certified as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SCP). Most recently she completed the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). She also has professional certifications in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Situational Leadership, Targeted Selection, Franklin Covey Project Management, and ASTD Return on Investment, and has completed the District of Columbia EEO Investigations Program with the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

Ms. Simpson is a native Washingtonian who grew up in Southeast DC and attended DC Public Schools.  She currently resides in Washington, DC.

Contact Email: