2D Special Election Announcement


Leo Brown has resigned from his elected position as the Second District Chief Shop Steward. Pursuant to Article 5.9 of the FOP/MPD By-Laws, within 30 days a Special Election shall be held to elect a replacement to serve out the remainder of the 2016 - 2018 term, the 2016 - 2018 term ends March 31, 2018.


Nominations shall be in writing and must include a signed statement from the nominee indicating that they accept the nomination and specify what position they wish to hold. All written nominations and acceptances must be delivered to the DC Police Union Secretary, Jimmy White, at 1524 Pennsylvania, Avenue, S.E. prior to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2016. If there is more than one nominee for the Chief Steward position, a Special Election will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.


Any member assigned to the Second District or detailed for more than 90 days (Excluding non-contact and limited duty), that is in good standing is eligible to be nominated to the position of Chief Steward. (Article 5.2 and 5.4)

Read Chairman Mahl’s letter regarding the appointment of Officer LaVida Delozier below:



On October 28, 2016, your current Chief Shop Steward Leo Brown will retire after his long tenure with the Metropolitan Police Department. I want to publically thank Chief Shop Steward Brown for his years of dedicated service to this City and the Members of the DC Police Union that he served. His resolve and ambition will be missed, and I personally hope the best for him in his retirement and life after the MPDC.

Effective October 29, 2016 I am appointing Officer LaVida Delozier of the Second Police District to be the Acting Chief Shop Steward while that position is vacant. I know Acting Chief Shop Steward Delozier will do a fantastic job, and will be there to serve the membership she represents. If you should need assistance from Acting Chief Shop Steward Delozier you can contact her by cell, 202-276-8880, or by email ldelozier@dcpoliceunion.com

An announcement will be forthcoming about the vacant position for all parties interested and posted in the Second District for any member who may wish to be considered for the position of the Second District Chief Shop Steward. As always, be safe and continue to watch each others’ backs.

M.N. Mahl

Posted October 26 2016 at 2:22 PM by Matthew N. Mahl | Permanent Link

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