Rachel Jefferson began her career in law enforcement with the Metropolitan Police Department D.C. and transferred over to the City of Bowie Police Department in 2008.
She has been the first woman to promote up the ranks from Officer to Commander with in the City of Bowie Police Department. She serves in her position and oversees the daily operations of the department and several projects such as the Unmanned Ariel Vehicle Unit, Strategic Tactic and Response (S.T.A.R) Team, constructing policies and procedures, and being the Accreditation Manager for CALEA; The Law Enforcement Accreditation process focuses on standards that provide best practices related to life, health, and safety procedures for the agency.
A/Deputy Chief Jefferson has attended The Pennsylvania State University and The University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Human Services with a concentration in counseling. She is also a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff & Command (SPSC) program, which is an intensive leadership and management education program that helps prepare experienced law enforcement professionals for success in senior command positions.