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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Nominates Patrick A. Burke to Serve as U.S. Marshal

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, President Obama nominated Patrick A. Burke to serve as U.S. Marshal for the District of Columbia.

“Patrick A. Burke has a long and stellar track record in public safety,” said President Obama.  “I’m honored to nominate him to serve as a United States Marshal, and I know he will show unwavering courage and commitment in protecting his fellow citizens.”

Patrick A. Burke:  Nominee for the United States Marshal for the District of Columbia

Patrick A. Burke currently serves as Assistant Chief of Police in the Strategic Services Bureau for the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, where he oversees training, professional development, and strategic planning.  Chief Burke has been with the Metropolitan Police Department for more than 26 years, during which time he has served in a variety of capacities including in the Homeland Security Bureau where he oversaw security coordination for major events such as the 56th Presidential Inauguration and the 2008 Papal visit.  In addition, since 2013, he has served as an adjunct professor in the College of Professional Studies at The George Washington University, teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses in Emergency Management, Crisis Communications, and Media/Public Relations.  Chief Burke received his B.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1988, his M.S. from Johns Hopkins University in 2000, and his M.A. from the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.