Ronald E. Hampton retired from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department after twenty-three years of service as a Community Relations Officer. He is reputed for his outstanding work with the citizens of the Third Police District in Washington, D.C. in crime prevention and community participation and relations. His extensive experience and knowledge in community relations and policing has resulted in education and training opportunities for Mr. Hampton locally, nationally, and internationally.
Mr. Hampton is the immediate past Executive Director of the National Black Police Association, Inc. and presently the Washington, D.C. Representative for Blacks in Law Enforcement of America. Additionally, he serves as a Law Enforcement Fellow at the University of the District of Columbia’s Institute for Public Safety and Justice. He was involved in designing and delivering community policing and problem solving training for residents in public housing as well as overseeing a project dealing with intervention and crime prevention through alternative community sentencing. Over the years, he has assisted the Department of Justice’s Community Relations Services with community relations and crime prevention projects. He has also worked with the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and has lectured at the American University’s Washington Semester School Criminal Justice Program. In addition, along with other educators/trainers, he developed an anti-racism and organizational change program for Amnesty International USA.
With his reputation and expertise in community policing as well as human rights, Mr. Hampton has served as a consultant-educator to the Carter Center of Emory University, Human Rights Program. His work with the Carter Center has led to working in countries like Ethiopia and Guyana. He has also provided consultation services for organizations in Britain, Canada, South Africa, and the Bahamas. In 1996, Mr. Hampton led a People to People, Citizens’ Ambassador Program Law Enforcement Delegation of 26 to South Africa.
Mr. Hampton also has served as a member of the Board of Directors of The Clarion Call; the Federal Board of the Drug Policy Foundations’ Law Enforcement Committee; American Civil Liberties Union, NCA, Amnesty International USA, Institute of the Black World 21st Century, and the Advisory Committees, Capital Punishment Project and the National Police Accountability Project.