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Sixth District Commander

Jaron Hickman

Jaron Hickman currently serves as the commander of the Sixth District, which encompasses the Northeast (east of the Anacostia River) and Southeast quadrants of the city. He was promoted to commander by Chief of Police Pamela A. Smith in January 2024.

Commander Hickman began his career with the Metropolitan Police Department in September of 2001 when he was assigned to patrol in the Seventh District. During his time in the Seventh District, Hickman spent time in the Auto Theft Unit and as a Field Training Officer. In May 2008, he was transferred to the Crime Scene Investigations Division where he collected and processed evidence from crime scenes in the city. In 2010, Hickman was named Crime Scene Search Officer of the Year.

In September 2012, Jaron Hickman was promoted to sergeant and was assigned to the Sixth District as a field supervisor and was subsequently assigned to lead the Sixth District Crime Suppression Team. In 2015, Hickman was transferred to the Narcotics and Special Investigations Division to supervise the newly formed Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU), focused on addressing robbery patterns throughout the city.

Four years later, in September 2016, Hickman returned to the Seventh District, this time as a lieutenant. During his second tenure at 7D, he led the Crime Suppression Team. In September 2017, Hickman was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division where he led the Seventh District Detectives’ Section and was tasked with ensuring proper case follow-up on criminal offenses. In January 2018, Hickman moved to the Sexual Assault Unit where he worked until he as assigned to the Homicide Branch in April 2021. There, he led two squads of detectives investigating murders that occurred in the city. Additionally, Hickman served as the MPD lead with the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF) which was tasked with apprehending offenders in the DC region who were wanted for murder.

In October 2021, Hickman was promoted to captain and assigned to the Sixth District, a familiar place from his time there as a sergeant. As a captain, Hickman led patrol operations in Sector Two and oversaw three Patrol Service Areas in the Anacostia, Penn Branch, Dupont Park, Fairfax Village, Naylor Gardens, and Hillcrest areas of the city. In December 2021, Hickman was transferred to the Special Operations Division where he led the Critical Incident Response Branch. As part of his duties there, he oversaw the day-to-day operations of Emergency Response Team, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit, the Domestic Security Operations Unit, and Canine Patrol Unit.

Jaron Hickman has received numerous awards and recognitions during his career. He is a graduate of the 21st Century Police Leadership Course. He is a United States Army veteran where he was honorably discharged in 2000 after four years of active service.

Hickman is a life-long Ward 8 resident where he continues to live in with his wife and two sons. He is a proud graduate of Ballou High School.

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