May Virtual Networking Reception
Guest Speaker - Patrick Burke - Patrick Burke currently serves as the executive director of the DC Police Foundation In 2016, he was nominated by President Barack Obama to become the 42nd United States Marshal for the District of Columbia due to his stellar track record in public safety, serving with the DC Metropolitan Police Department for 27 years.
Patrick received his undergraduate degree in criminal justice from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, and holds a Certificate in Public Management from the George Washington University, as well as two Master’s degrees: one from Johns Hopkins University in management; the other, from the Naval Post Graduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security in executive Homeland Security Studies. He has taught at both the graduate and undergraduate level at the George Washington University, College of Professional Studies and at the Graduate level at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies in Applied Intelligence.
The Center for Homeland Defense and Security honored Patrick with its Straub Award for Academic Excellence and Leadership and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration presented him with its Award for Public Service. Patrick received the Metropolitan Police Department's Achievement Award for Meritorious Service, Lifesaving Medals and the Police Medal. Patrick is also the recipient of the prestigious Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Award for Distinguished D.C. Government Employees for his excellence in public leadership. During his tenure with the Metropolitan Police Department, he served as the agencies first Homeland Security Chief and later served as the Assistant Chief of the Strategic Services Bureau.
Patrick lives in Washington, DC with his wife and four children, where he serves on several boards and is heavily involved with youth intervention and coaching.