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2021

Speakers

Ramey J. Kyle

Commander of the Narcotics and Special Investigations Division within the Metropolitan Police Department

Ramey J. Kyle currently serves as Commander of the Narcotics and Special Investigations Division within the Metropolitan Police Department. As part of the Investigative Services Bureau, Commander Kyle oversees the division that is responsible for the investigation and disruptions of drug/narcotics trafficking, firearms trafficking offenses, and prostitution and human trafficking offenses in the District of Columbia.

Commander Kyle began his career with the Metropolitan Police Department in 2004, where he was assigned to the Fourth District as an officer. In October 2008, he was promoted to detective/investigator where he was assigned to the Intelligence Branch. In February 2010, he was promoted to sergeant where he managed Police Service Area (PSA) 304, and he served as the first line supervisor to patrol officers.

From 2014 to 2016, Kyle served as a lieutenant, where he oversaw PSA 501, the Fifth District Vice Unit, Crime Suppression Team and Warrant Squad, and the Third and Seventh District Detectives Units. As lieutenant of the Seventh District Detectives Unit, Kyle served as the liaison to the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, as well as oversaw coordinated joint investigations with the FBI and the Bureau of Arms, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. In 2015, Kyle was named Lieutenant of the Year, and his unit was awarded with Crime Suppression Unit of the Year.

In April 2016, he was promoted to Captain and worked in the Seventh District – Patrol Sector 2 and Sector 3, and then moved to Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division – District Investigations Branch. In 2017, Kyle was named Captain of the Year of the Metropolitan Police Department. Following that, Commander Kyle was named Commander of the Youth and Family Services Division (YFSD) within the Metropolitan Police Department. The YFSD is the division responsible for investigating child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse and exploitation (including child pornography and prostitution), juvenile missing persons and parental kidnapping, and persons in need of supervision.

In January 2021, Kyle was promoted to Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division where he oversaw investigative units such as the homicide unit, sexual assault unit, and the district detective units.

Commander Kyle holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session #264, and the Top Gun Narcotics Investigators School.

EVENTS

12:00 to 12:10pm

Welcoming Remarks by Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Lonnie G. Bunch III

12:10pm to 12:40pm

Communities of Collaboration – Similarities Far Outweigh the Differences Matthew S. Miller

12:05 to 1:00pm

Art Crimes Timothy S. Carpenter

12:55 to 1:30pm

Déjà vu Delta…Reopening Strategies 2.0 Douglas Beaver

1:15 to 2:10pm

Promoting Exhibit Access and Safety: A Collaborative Approach to Collections Care Sam Snell Jeffrey Hirsch Cali Martin

1:30 to 2:25pm

Social Unrest – The Insurrection, January 6, 2021 Robert J. Contee III Robert Glover Jeffery Carroll

2:25 to 2:55pm

Learning from Climate Change, from Hurricane Harvey to Winter Storm Uri Sheryl Kolasinski

2:40 to 3:20pm

A Hybrid Security Model for Equity in Visitor Experience Jamie Gibbons Austin Sharpe Nick Haddon

2:55 to 3:25pm

Surviving Civil Unrest Ramey J. Kyle

3:35 to 4:25pm

Year in Review Robert (Bob) Combs

3:35 to 3:55pm

Shifting the Focus: Emphasizing Safety in Customer Service Trainings During COVID-19 Vanessa Herndon Andrea Lowther Tiffany Spriggs

3:55 to 4:20pm

Back to School – University Campus Safety Alignments with Cultural Protection Andrew Flagel

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