Commander Morgan Kane currently serves as the Commander of the First District for the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Located in the lower central portion of D.C., the First District is home to the city's business and political center. It includes some of our nation's most recognized and cherished landmarks, as well as some of the city's most interesting and diverse neighborhoods. She was appointed as the commander of the First District in August 2016.
Commander Kane joined MPD in December 1998, and began her career as a patrol officer in the First District following her training at the Metropolitan Police Academy. She was promoted to sergeant in 2004. Three short years later, in 2007, Commander Kane made lieutenant. In 2012, she was promoted to captain and became an inspector in 2014.
During her 20-year career with MPD, Commander Kane has worked in a variety of posts. In addition to patrol work as an officer, sergeant and captain, Commander Kane has also been assigned to the Office of Organizational Development,the Office of Homeland Security and Counter-Terrorism, and the Executive Office of the Chief of Police. She has received numerous awards throughout her career, including Achievement Medals, Commanding Officers Commendations, and the Police Service Area (PSA) Officer of the Year. Commander Kane was awarded the Bureau Employee of the Year for the Executive Office of the Chief of Police for 2010. Additionally, while serving as an Assistant District Commander in the Fifth District in 2013, she was recognized as Captain of the Year.
Commander Kane holds a bachelor's degree in Paralegal Studies from Marymount University as well as a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of the District of Columbia. She is also a resident of the First District. Commander Kane was appointed by Mayor Muriel Bowser and confirmed by the Council on May 2, 2017 and sworn in on May 25, 2017. She was reappointed on December 5, 2017 for a term ending January 12, 2021.