New Hire Brings 28 Years of Experience in Law Enforcement

Laura Lanham will be Rockville’s deputy chief of police, Rockville police Chief Victor Brito announced June 3.

Laura Lanham

She will be sworn in as part of the Mayor and Council meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 15 at City Hall.

Lanham has 28 years of law enforcement experience with the Montgomery County Police Department, most recently serving as an assistant chief overseeing the Patrol Services Bureau. She has served in numerous capacities as an executive officer with county police, including as director of the Criminal Investigations Division, the Legal and Labor Division, and the Policy and Planning Division. She also served as commander of the 4th District (Wheaton) and chief of the Investigative Services Bureau.

“I am humbled by my selection as the Deputy Chief of the Rockville City Police Department,” Lanham said. “RCPD has an excellent reputation earned through many years of dedicated and professional service in the city. I look forward to working alongside members of the department and city government in their continued efforts to serve the Rockville community to the best of our ability.”

Lanham earned a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice and sociology from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 263.

“I am excited to welcome Laura Lanham to the Rockville City Police Department,” Brito said. “Her skills and knowledge will be immediately beneficial to the Rockville City Police Department, especially with her current position as assistant chief of the Patrol Services Bureau and her familiarization with the Rockville community.”

The Rockville City Police Department is committed to protecting and serving the community through law enforcement, police services and education. The department strives for an open, working relationship with neighborhoods, schools and businesses to keep Rockville a safe and great place to live and work.

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