Derek G. Matthews is currently the Program Director for the Anne Arundel County Police Department-Office of Re-Entry and Community Collaboration. Mr. Matthews has made solid contributions in law enforcement, critical infrastructure protection, federal asset protection and real world operations in hostile environments. Some highlights of his service include over 25 years in the field of law enforcement and force protection at every level, including Assistant Police Chief in the City of Glenn Arden, Deputy Director of Operations for the Federal Protective Service DHS as a GS-15, and internationally sought after consultant/advisor and speaker.
Mr. Matthews has worked as an international consultant providing his expertise for national disaster planning. He is also a master trainer, workshop facilitator and moderator who has moderated several Anne Arundel County Town Hall meetings related to hostile race relations and other community related activities. Mr. Matthews has been called upon as a consultant by state and local law enforcement agencies during potential civil unrest regarding potentially negative protest. He served the Office of the County Executive as the Anne Arundel County Community and Minority Outreach Officer and Special Project Manager for two Administrations. He is a military veteran, author, and community leader.