Retired D.C. police captain named Hagerstown police chief

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Retired Police Captain Victor V. Brito will begin as chief of police for the Hagerstown Police Department on Monday June 6, according to a news release.

Brito has 25 years of experience serving the District of Columbia with the Metropolitan Police Department.

He started his career in 1989 and retired as captain in 2014, where he served as the Assistant District Commander of the Seventh District.

He was responsible for overseeing more than 400 officers.

“I’m extremely honored and proud to have been selected to serve as Hagerstown’s next Chief of Police,” Brito said in a news release. “From the moment I interviewed at City Hall for the chief’s position, I felt an immediate connection with the city. Moreover, I’m excited to begin serving and working alongside all members of this great community and the fine men and women of the Hagerstown Police Department as we begin this new chapter together.”

Officials with the city of Hagerstown said Brito was selected from a field of 60 applicants after a nationwide search conducted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Human Resources staff.

Capt. Paul Kifer has been serving in the role of acting chief since Chief Mark Holtzman retired in September of 2015.

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