Clarence Edwards has more than 38 years of extensive experience directing critical law enforcement, security and contingency management operations for agencies at the county, state, and federal level. He currently is an independent law enforcement and security consultant. He was Assistant Commissioner of the Federal Protective Service, then within the United States General Services Administration (GSA). He directed the development of government-wide mitigation strategies to combat threats to federal government facilities and personnel and evaluated risks from weapons of mass destruction. He was responsible for directing GSA’s nationwide law enforcement and security program for over 8,500 federal buildings and facilities. Edwards began his law enforcement career with the United States Park Police and retired from that force after 21 years of service in 1984 holding the rank of major. He subsequently served as commander of the Maryland-National Capital Park Police from 1985 until 1991 when he was appointed chief of police for Montgomery County, Maryland. He was Maryland’s first African American county police chief and served in this capacity until 1994. He received a Master of Science degree in applied psychology from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from American University.
Board Member: 2010-Present