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Director of the Emergency Management Agency Peter G. LaPorte Confirmation Resolution of 1999
PR 13-429

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Chairman Linda Cropp at the request of the Mayor


Chairman Cropp, at the request of the Mayor, introduced the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

To confirm the Mayoral appointment of Mr. Peter G. LaPorte as the Director of the Emergency Management Agency for the District of Columbia.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Director of the Emergency Management Agency Peter G. LaPorte Confirmation Resolution of 1999".

Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of:

Peter G. LaPorte
215 C Street, S.E., Apt. 408
Washington, D.C. 20003
(Ward 6)

as the Director of the Emergency Management Agency, in accordance with section 2 of the Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979, (D.C. Law 2-142; D.C. Code, sec. 1-633.7) to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor of the District of Columbia.

Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.

Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

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Peter G. LaPorte

215 C Street, S.E., Apt. 408
Washington, D. C. 20003

OBJECTIVE: Executive leadership position that would capitalize on extensive, broadbased public safety expertise, results-oriented management style, and national reputation for administrative and organizational reform.

SUMMARY: Over 12 years of successful executive experience within State and local government. Appointed by State and local elected officials to senior executive posts, including the executive director of a major State agency and deputy police commissioner for the largest police department in the world.

Special career emphasis in the development and implementation of innovative policies and programs. Vast experience in problem-solving methods, crisis management, continuity of operations, strategic legislative and media outreach and communications.


Major Career Accomplishments

  • Led implementation of New York City's nationally-recognized crime control, community oriented policing, and anti-corruption measures. The department grew through mergers to over 40,000 officers and employees, with a budget of over $3 billion. In 1995, the City was recognized for the single highest reduction in overall crime within the nation.
  • Revitalized in two years the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency by creating and promoting a vision of community-based emergency management and customer-focused disaster response.
  • Lectured and delivered speeches at Harvard University, New York University, John Jay college of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University, and the FBI National Academy.
  • Completed Senior Government Executive Project at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, 1998.


(May 96 to Present) Executive Director

Appointed by the Governor to lead and coordinate disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery efforts for the Commonwealth. Oversee and administer budget of Federal, State, and private sector resources totaling over ($30 million) and direct staff of 72. Develop public/private partnerships that enhance the readiness of the State. Design and pursue legislative and media strategies to increase public recognition of Agency and its mission.

Major events responded to: Floods of October 1996 and 1998; Blizzard of '97.

(January 94 to April 96) Deputy Police Commissioner
Chief of Staff - Administration

Chief Executive Officer for the Police Commissioner. Oversaw development and implementation of the policies and programs which led to the highest reduction of crime in the entire nation. Policies were credited with a 49% reduction in homicides and more than 32% reduction in serious felony crimes in a three year period.

Principal liaison between the Commissioner. Mayor's office and other city government and the community. Managed department personnel and budget priorities. Coordinated governmental, public and media presentations, often representing the Commissioner at critical incidents. Nationally recognized for leadership and efforts in this position.

(February 92 to January 94) Chief of Staff in Office of Police Commissioner and Executive Assistant to the Superintendent in Chief

Senior Representative of the Police Commissioner, responsible for oversight and implementation of all the Commissioner's administrative priorities. Principal liaison between the Commissioner, city and state government officials, including the Mayor, City Council, and the Governor. Successfully managed day to day operations of the Commissioner and his command staff. Recognized for proactive leadership in developing the first Boston Police Neighborhood policing Plan of Action in 1993. Secured Federal grants under the Federal Crime Bill and other criminal justice authorities.

(October 86 to February 92) Director of Personnel and Budget and Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

Designed and implemented improved administrative systems, both personnel and budget, for the Metropolitan Police Department. Responsible for fiscal planning, oversight, and reporting of an annual budget of over $26 million. Managed the Police Personnel Office and was accountable for pre-employment testing, hiring. promotions, and retirements. Supervised six staff directly.


NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF LAW- Boston, Massachusetts
Juris Doctor, 1994

Cum Laude Graduate - Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, 1986

HONORS: College of Criminal Justice Outstanding Achievement Award and Cooperative Education Award - Cardinal Cushing Scholarship Recipient - Member of Phi Kappa Phi and the National Honor Society


National Emergency Management Association
Northeast States Emergency Consortium
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Police Executive Research Forum

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