At a Glance
- Career History: Chief of Police, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department (1989-1992); Metropolitan Police Department (1964-1989)
- Birthday: April 28, 1940
- Hometown: Washington, D.C.
- Alma Mater: George Washington University Contemporary Executive Development Program; National Executive Institute; honorary doctorate of letters, Southeastern University
- Spouse: Ruth Fulwood
- DC Office: 5550 Friendship Blvd., Suite 420, Chevy Chase, MD
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Path to Power
Fulwood joined Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department in November 1964. He was promoted to police chief in 1989 and remained in that capacity until his 1992 retirement from the department.
He proceeded to oversee youth programs in Washington, D.C., and work as a military consultant and as a senior marketing representative for a Pepsi-Cola franchise.
Fulwood has said he plans to focus on reducing prison overcrowding, lowering the rate of recidivism, promoting alternatives to incarceration and reducing violent clime, particularly that committed with guns or by gangs.
One of the Parole Commission's most significant challenges is handling sex offenders, Fulwood has said. In order to mitigate what can be a "serious public safety risk," the commission aims to closely monitor offenders, generally imposing a "GPS condition" on them.
Fulwood has testified before the House of Representatives alongside Adrienne Poteat, deputy director of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia, and his office works with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, headed by Harley G. Lappin.
According to the OpenSecrets.org database, Fulwood donated $2,500 to Barack Obama's campaign in 2008.