LT Marco F. Kittrell, MPDC, (ret)
"I hope everyone who reads this book will appreciate the sacrifices that police officers make every day to keep citizens and their families safe. To you we say, “Thanks for your dedicated service.” - LT Marco F. Kittrell, MPDC, (ret)
Marco Kittrell is a retired Washington Metropolitan Police Officer. His book covers some of his experiences while working as a policeman from 1972 to 1995. He started his police career as a Metropolitan Police Cadet on Monday, June 2, 1972. This program hires young men and women between the ages of 17 to 19 years old and prepares them to become Police Officers in the great city of Washington, DC.
For three years, he worked in only two division assignments; Community Relations Division and Traffic Division. He met a lot of important people and had a great time working there. He performed mostly public relations work for the department. A few months before attending the Police Academy, He was transferred to the Traffic Division.
The transfer turned out to be one of the best assignments he ever experienced. He met new friends and learned a great deal about police work that benefited him later as a police officer and supervisor. Based upon his experience, Lt Kittrell believes young people need to experience new things, places, and take on new adventures.
Upon graduation from the police academy, he was assigned to the First District Sub Station located on Capitol Hill for a year and then transferred to the Seventh District located in the South East sector of the city for 5 years. Promoted to Sergeant in 1980 and assigned to the Fourth District, located on Peabody Street, Northwest, he worked as a patrol sergeant and later as an administrative sergeant for the police district.
In 1983, Kittrell was promoted to Lieutenant and reassigned back to the Seventh District as Sector Commander and supervised/managed four sergeants and 33 police officers. During 12 years as a Lieutenant, he was the commander of:
From 1972 to 1995, Marco Kittrell responded to calls, first as a Police Cadet in traffic division and finally as a Lieutenant and Sector Commander responsible for four sergeants and 33 police officers in Southwest D.C.
DC Police Stories puts down on paper the police memories that Lt Kittrell would rather forget, but can’t. In his first year as a 17 year old Police Cadet, Kittrell helped quell a Prison Riot, lost a police mentor to murder, and a witnessed a police officer die of a heart attack on the station floor.
In vivid detail, DC Police Stories shows officers serving to protect the public, guarantee the safety of others, protect mankind from its demons, protect demons from its mankind, ensure their own salvation, and protect themselves from self-destruction.