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Join Bernie McCain Wednesday, September 30th at 5 pm EST for a conversation with Prince George’s County Police Chief Roberto L. Hylton. He plans to discuss his goals for the community, including educating, training and empowering county residents. As police chief, he wants to focus on encouraging officers to have greater interaction with the community in order to build stronger ties.  Additionally, he’ll discuss community-based programs such as P.A.L, Explorers Neighborhood Watch, Domestic Violence and TRIAD, and Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.).

About Robert L. Hylton:

Roberto L. Hylton began his career with the Prince George’s County Police Department in 1981. Chief Hylton has risen through the ranks and served the department in many assignments. Since September 1, 2008, he headed the police department as the Acting Chief of Police. On February 10, 2009, Chief Hylton was confirmed as the Chief of Police.

Prior to assuming that role, Chief Hylton served as the Assistant Chief commanding the agency’s entire Patrol Force; Special Operations Division, Homeland Security, Violent Crimes and Gang Unit; Auto Crimes Task Force; Youth and Family Services; and Court Services. While in this capacity, Chief Hylton was responsible for implementing a Crime Reduction Strategy which resulted in historic reductions in crime. He also served as the Department’s Bureau Chief of Support Services in charge of the Criminal Investigations, Narcotics Enforcement, Forensics and Technical Services Divisions.

Chief Hylton holds a Masters of Science degree in Management from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Columbia Union College.

Chief Hylton was born in the Canal Zone of Panama and is fluent in Spanish. He currently serves on Governor O’Malley’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs.

A strong advocate of community policing, Chief Hylton has established a tone and sense of urgency with his police department and community. Chief Hylton’s philosophy, “one team, one mission to fight crime while achieving excellence” is the agency’s driving mission.