Police Chief

Chief Victor V. Brito

Victor Brito was appointed as the Chief of Police for the Rockville City Police Department (RCPD) after a nationwide search in June 2018. Since joining RCPD, he has had the pleasure and honor of working closely with the Mayor & City Council, community leaders, and an exceptional staff of sworn officers and professional team members to bolster the city’s safety and resilience. 

He previously served for two years as Chief of Police with the City of Hagerstown Police Department. Chief Brito’s career also includes 25 years with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., where he retired with the rank of Captain. His service with the department included 4 years as the Assistant District Commander of the Seventh District, where he oversaw approximately 400 members. Before that, he commanded the department’s disciplinary review division, recruiting branch, and the Metropolitan Police Academy, where he was responsible for entry-level training and continuing professional development for sworn officers, officials, and civilians.

His commands also included the Synchronized Operations Command Center, which gathered intelligence, coordinated field activities, and managed emergency and planned events across multiple jurisdictions in Washington; the department’s Special Investigations Branch, which conducted all major citywide criminal investigations; and the Special Operations Division, Special Events Branch, which oversaw all city-wide major events, including coordinating with the United States Secret Service on the protection of the President, Vice President, and foreign heads of state.

Chief Brito earned a bachelor’s degree in management/leadership and a master’s degree in management/community development, both from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS) at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He also served as an adjunct professor in the School of Public Affairs, Department of Justice, Law, and Criminology at the American University in Washington, D.C. for 10 years, teaching undergraduate criminal justice courses.

“I’m proud and honored to be part of the Rockville City Police Department and its commitment to community policing,” Brito said. “I love what I do, and I am humbled and terribly excited to lead the fine men and women of Rockville’s police force.”