Mr. Matthew Klein was appointed to the Senior Executive Service position of Assistant Commissioner, Internal Affairs, and sworn in by Commissioner Kerlikowske on June 8, 2015.
Mr. Klein previously served for 26 years with the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). He most recently served as the Commander of the Department's Internal Affairs Division, overseeing: all misconduct and corruption deterrence programs for the agency; independent and impartial investigations of allegations of serious administrative and criminal misconduct by agency employees; and programs designed to detect corruption through data analysis and random or targeted inspections of personnel and processes.
During his distinguished career at MPD, Mr. Klein served as Commander of Recruiting and Background Investigations, from 2013 to 2014, streamlining the agency's hiring program, raising hiring standards, and implementing polygraph examinations into the background screening process; as Director of Court Operations, from 2011 to 2013; as Commander of the Second Police District, from 2008 to 2011; as Director of Civil Rights and Force Investigations, from 2004 to 2008; and as Commanding Officer of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), from 1999 to 2001.
In 2013, Mr. Klein received the District of Columbia Mayor's Award for Outstanding Service, and in 2005, he received the International Association of Chiefs of Police Civil Rights Award.
Mr. Klein received a Master's degree in Public Policy from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland.