The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has announced the hiring of David L. Brant who will serve as the Memorial Fund's Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the National Law Enforcement Museum, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018 in Washington, DC's historic Judiciary Square.
Mr. Brant, a former Director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), officially assumed his new roles on June 5, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Memorial Fund, as well as the construction, opening and operation of the Museum.
A project of the Memorial Fund and authorized by Congress in 2000, the 57,000-square-foot Museum will be located adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at 444 E Street, NW. The Museum will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech interactive exhibits, a comprehensive collection of artifacts, extensive resources for research, and diverse educational programming.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, established in 1991, bears the names of more than 21,000 federal, state and local law enforcement officers who have been killed in the performance of duty. This monument is unique from other Washington, DC, monuments in that each year, new names are engraved on its marble walls.
"Dave Brant brings with him outstanding experience in managing major law enforcement projects across various business sectors," said Memorial Fund President and CEO Craig W. Floyd. "With numerous years of volunteer leadership of the Museum, he will now assume the responsibility of overseeing Museum construction through to completion and its grand opening next fall. We are grateful to Dave for his thought leadership, immense skills, and his desire to meet the challenges of our major project."
Mr. Brant has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, and was, most recently, the Managing Director of the Public Sector Practice at BDO. Previously, he was a Director at Deloitte Consulting where he led multiple projects with the U.S. Marshals Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, among others.
As Director of NCIS (1997-2005), Mr. Brant led the agency through its most significant transformation in history. After the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, NCIS established a "first of its kind" multiple threat alert center and conducted worldwide port security analysis. In addition, Mr. Brant led efforts to establish and build significantly-enhanced law enforcement information-sharing capabilities among local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Mr. Brant was responsible for fraud investigation within the Department of the Navy and created the Navy Acquisition Integrity Office, which investigates and prevents fraud and abuse in the department. He also has experience in national security, including leading a worldwide security analysis of foreign ports visited by U.S. Navy vessels, following the attack on the USS Cole in 2000.
"I am thrilled to join the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the upcoming National Law Enforcement Museum," Mr. Brant shared. "After serving as a volunteer leader of the Museum for many years, I'm very passionate about the role this organization—and specifically the Museum—will play in helping strengthen the relationship between law enforcement officers and citizens in the communities they serve. I am particularly proud to join the Memorial Fund and, working with Craig and Memorial Fund Chairman John Ashcroft, to help lead the organization as we work toward opening law enforcement's long-awaited national museum."
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