Command Staff - Acting Captain Richard Poole
Acting Captain Richard Poole has been with the City of Takoma Park Police Department for 22 years.
Before becoming an Acting Captain, he served as the Sergeant of the Criminal Investigations Division, overseeing investigations into major crimes, to include homicides. Prior to that position, he served as a patrol Sergeant supervising a patrol shift.
In addition to his current duties, Acting Captain Poole speaks on the topic of homicide investigations at The American University and his investigations have been featured on Investigation Discovery. He also serves as the Commander of the Emergency Response Team.
He has been awarded Officer of the Year, a Meritorious Service Award and numerous Command Recognitions throughout his career. He is a graduate of the Leaders in Police Organizations and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).