Gainer Taps James Rohan to Be Next Assistant Chief

Posted June 18, 2004 at 6:35pm

With Capitol Police Assistant Chief Robert Howe set to retire in August, Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer named a new No. 2 late last week. Deputy Chief James Rohan will officially assume Howe’s duties at the end of the summer.

In announcing the promotion, Gainer commended Howe and thanked him for his more than 33 years of service to the force.

Rohan is a Capitol Police veteran who joined the department in 1975. Currently he commands the Operational Services Bureau. He has experience working investigations, recruiting and training personnel, and he helped guide the force through the 2001 anthrax attacks and the recent ricin incident.

Rohan is a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement from the University of Maryland and earned a master’s degree in justice, with a major in law enforcement, from American University.

— John McArdle