Lee P. Brown is the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate with a unanimous vote and was sworn-in to the cabinet-level post on June 21, 1993.
Prior to his Confirmation as ONDCP Director, Dr. Brown was a
Distinguished Professor at Texas Southern university and Director of the
university's Black Male initiative Program. He also served as New York
City Police Commissioner from 1990 - 92,as Police Chief of Houston, Texas
from 1982 - 90, and as Atlanta, Georgia's Public Safety Commissioner from
1978 - 82.
Dr. Brown began his distinguished career in law enforcement in 1960 as a patrolman in San Jose, California. After eight years in that capacity, he moved to Portland, Oregon and established the Department of Administration of Justice at Portland State University.
In 1972, he joined Howard University in Washington, D.C., becoming Associate Director of the Institute for Urban Affairs and Research. He held the academic rank of Professor of Public Administration and Director of Criminal Justice Programs.
Dr. Brown returned to Portland in 1975 to serve as Sheriff of Multnomah County. In 1976, he was appointed Director of Justice Services, a department comprised of all the county's criminal justice agencies.
Dr. Brown received a Doctorate in Criminology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1970; a Masters in Criminology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1968; a Masters in Sociology from San Jose State University in 1964 and a Bachelors in Criminology from Fresno State University in 1961.
Dr. Brown is past President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is involved in a number of professional and community organizations.
The recipient of a number of awards over the years, Dr. Brown was recently inducted into the Gallup Hall of Fame by Gallup, Inc. in 1993. In 1992, he was awarded the Cartier Pasha Award from Cartier International. In 1991, he was named Father of the Year by the National Father's Day Committee.
The author of many articles and papers on police management, community policing, crime and the criminal justice system, Dr. Brown is also co-author of the book Police and Society; An Environment for Collaboration and Confrontation.
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