With deep regret, The City of Frederick announces that Chief Kim Dine will transition from the Frederick Police Department to the U.S. Capitol Police Department as their Chief of Police effective early-December 2012.
CONTACT: Susan Harding, Public Information Officer, 301-600-1385
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Chief Kim C. Dine Leaving Frederick Police Department after Serving the Citizens of Frederick for over Ten Years
Frederick, MD – With deep regret, The City of Frederick announces that Chief Kim Dine will transition from the Frederick Police Department to the U.S. Capitol Police Department as their Chief of Police effective early-December 2012. Chief Dine has served the Frederick Community for the past 10 years as Chief of Police.
Kim C. Dine, Chief of Police of the Frederick, Maryland Police Department, began his law enforcement career on June 9, 1975, with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, DC, where he served the people of the District of Columbia for 27 years. Chief Dine retired as an Assistant Chief of Police from the MPD in 2002.
The City of Frederick conducted a national search and appointed Kim Dine Chief of Police in July of 2002. Since then, the outstanding women and men of the FPD have focused on building a new strategy of community policing and raising the bar of respect, responsiveness, and results and service to our community to new heights. The FPD began concentrating on crime reduction, problem solving, building trust and communication with all residents, and implementing a cohesive and multi-faceted approach to combating crime and maintaining a high quality of life in Frederick through enforcement, education, prevention and outreach, problem solving, and working with all stakeholders in the City. Chief Dine’s innovative approaches have led to a decline in the City’s crime rate even as Frederick experiences a population increase while experiencing the worst economic period since the Great Depression.
Some of the highlights of Chief Dine’s tenure with the Frederick Police Department include;
• Consistently reduced crime to some of the lowest levels in the past twenty years by employing intelligent and effective crime-fighting strategies
• Helped to establish partnerships throughout the community
• Made vast improvements in technology, making the agency more efficient and cost effective
• Enhanced training efforts using best practices, intelligent techniques, and through constant communication with other professional police agencies across the country
• Ensured that the FPD is a professional, effective, transparent, engaged, credible, and committed agency, with employees who are passionate about our mission
During his tenure with the Frederick Police Department, Chief Dine has served three Mayors and Boards of Aldermen and served on numerous boards to include: Frederick Alliance for Youth, United Way of Frederick County, Mental Health Collaborative, Police Activities League, Child Advocacy Center, and the Golden Mile Alliance, a group dedicated to the revitalization of the Route 40 commercial area. Chief Dine is also a member of the following professional organizations: Maryland Chiefs Association, Police Executive Research Forum, and the International Association of Chiefs’ of Police.
“The citizens of Frederick are fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated department of police officers. A primary reason we have such an innovative and community oriented law enforcement agency is due to the outstanding leadership of Chief Kim Dine. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chief Dine for his service to our City. We will truly miss his drive to continuously improve his department and his ability to engage the community,” said Mayor Randy McClement.
His dedication and commitment to the Frederick community will continue, as he intends to remain a city resident. Under Chief Dine’s leadership, the Frederick Police Department has tied his department’s objectives and priorities to improving the economic, recreation, education and quality of life opportunities of our residents and visitors to The City of Frederick. His presence in the daily life of the Frederick community will be greatly missed.
The citizens of the Nation’s Capital will once again have a returning leader and respected professional.