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Rochelle M. Howard

Rochelle M. Howard joined the District of Columbia Office of Police Complaints in February 2016.  Prior to joining the agency, Ms. Howard served as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Inspections and Evaluations Division at the District of Columbia Office of the Inspector General.  Ms. Howard’s OIG experience also included work at the Department of Commerce Office of the Inspector General Investigation Division, and the Office of Personnel Management Office of the Inspector General Evaluation and Inspection Division. 

Ms. Howard began her career serving in the U.S. Army JAG Corps for 8 years holding positions of Prosecutor, Defense Attorney, and NATO Anti-Corruption Advisor to the Afghan Police.  Ms. Howard served in six combat missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa as well as assignments to Yongsan, Korea, Fort Benning, Georgia, and Fort Meade, Maryland. 

Ms. Howard earned a law degree from the Widener University School of Law, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland University College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology with a concentration in criminology and a minor in Spanish from Louisiana State University.