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District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics Hiram K. Brewton Confirmation Resolution of 2007
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Chairman Vincent C. Gray at the request of the Mayor


To confirm the appointment of Hiram K. Brewton to the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics Hiram K. Brewton Confirmation Resolution of 2007".

Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of

Mr. Hiram K, Brewton
3312 Carpenter Street, S.E. 
Washington, D.C. 20020 (Ward 7)

as a member of the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics, established by section 3 of the District of Columbia Election Code of 1955, approved August 12, 1955 (69 Stat. 699; D.C. Official Code § 1-1001.03) for a term to end July 7, 2009.

Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shal' transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor. Sec.

4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

Hiram K. Brewton
3312 Carpenter Street, SE Washington, DC 20020

Summary of Oualifications: 14 years in private sector security management. Developed and implemented over 30 security programs for shopping malls and office complexes in over 26 cities. 20 years experience in criminal justice, to include police community relations, supervision, management, career development, training, and news media relations.

Professional Experience:

Downtown Business Improvement District 
Washington, DC

Director of Environmental Services, 1999-present
Represent the downtown DC Business Improvement District to area law enforcement agencies, the Department of Public Works, and other service providers.

  • Identify, plan and implement improvement projects to be undertaken by the Downtown Business Improvement District and its members.
  • Direct improvement processes from conceptualization through the fundraising, pen-nit and completion stages.
  • Establish database, tracking and evaluation instruments and reporting to accurately reflect the needs and improvements in the downtown DC environment.

Director of Field Operations, 1997-1999
Responsible for the recruitment, hiring and training of the Downtown SAMS.

  • Directed the training, scheduling, zone deployment and equipping of the Downtown SAM'S with uniforms, supplies, tools and vehicles by the program's scheduled start-up date.
  • Accomplished, within budget, the goals for both safety and maintenance as outlined in the Downtown Business Improvement District's business plan.
  • Established a good working relationship with the different law enforcement agencies operating in the Downtown. Business Improvement district, along with the Department of Public Works and Water and Sewer Authority.
  • Developed a working Safety Network in the Downtown Business Improvement District.

The Rouse Company

Senior Regional Security Coordinator, 1984-1997
Responsible for managing mall operations, safety, and security, including, but not limited to, recruitment, security staff training, and risk management training.

  • Served on the Security Committee that developed the security management training
  • Maintained "The Shops at National Place" security plan.
  • Recommended and implemented any necessary changes.
  • Managed the security department commensurate with the security plan and within
  • Implemented a security plan that resulted-in a 35% reduction in mall crime.
  • Prepared and supervised 24 training sessions for the security department.
  • Maintained mall emergency evacuation plan.
  • Interfaced daily with 100% of the mall merchants, addressing their safety/security needs that are commensurate with my responsibility and authority.

Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department
Law Enforcement Official, 1964-1984

Lieutenant 1980-1984
Served as the Metropolitan Police Department's Director of Public Information, supervising a fill staff of Information Specialists, the Freedom of Information Act Officer, the Hispanic Coordinator, and the Crime Solvers Program.

  • Coordinator all Metropolitan Police Department News Releases.
  • Served as Spokesman for the Department.
  • Coordinated the annual issuance of media press passes.
  • Prepared speeches and written responses for the Chief of Police.

Special Projects Administrator, 1979-1980
Detailed to the Administrative Services Bureau to assist with special research and task force projects.

  • Researched and analyzed data for various assignments.
  • Designed survey forms.
  • Prepared final reports, memoranda, and written correspondences.
  • Served on the Mayor's Task Force to establish the District of Columbia Training Advisory Committee on Employee Development Services.

Instructor Metropolitan Police Academy, 1973-1979 
Responsible for the development and instruction of the following courses:

The Criminal Justice System and Due Process of Law 
The Elements of a Crime
Interview and Interrogation
The Law of Arrest and Search and Seizure
Stress and Authority
Court Procedures
Traffic Accident Investigations
Patrol and Crime Prevention

  • Developed and conducted Stress and Authority Training seminars for the Military Police in the Military District of Washington, DC
  • Designed and implemented and curriculum for the Metropolitan Police Reserves.
  • Trained and counseled the Metropolitan Police Department's civilian employees.

Supervising Officer, 1973-1976
Responsible .for schedule preparation and on-going officer training in my assigned districts.

  • Developed supervisory and .management program for National Capitol Housing and Community Development Division.
  • Prepared schedules for proper crime prevention patrol coverage within assigned district.

Public Relations Officer, 1968-1973 
Responsible for cadet recruitment operations and investigations.

  • Initiated an overall Police Community Relations Program to include civic groups, churches, recreation centers, local merchants, and schools with the primary emphasis on easing the tension following the 1968 riots. Many of these community policing activities are on-going to date.
  • Lectured at DC, Maryland, and Virginia area high schools, colleges, universities, and military bases on career opportunities within the DC Metropolitan Police Department.
  • Completed background investigations on police applicants.
  • Provided career counseling for cadets.
  • Maintained personnel files, progress reports, initiated step-increases, and administered the Civil Service Examination to police and cadet applicants.

Patrol Officer, 1964-1968
Performed duties commensurate with the overall mission of the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC

  • Patrolled assigned district for crime prevention and criminal apprehension.

Education and Special Training: 

Attended the American University School of Justice Management by Objective & Police Supervision, 1978 
Advanced Career Counseling, 1978 
Supervision and Group Performance, 1976

Military Service: United States Army, 1960-1963


Keep Washington Beautiful
Chairman of the Board, 1999 to 2004

Christmas In April, Washington, DC 
Chairman of the Board of Directors, 1995 
President, 1992-1994

Personal: Married, four children

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