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  • On Campus: 911
  • Off Campus: 9-911
  • Ft. Detrick: 9-911
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Executive Staff Bios

Chief Alvin D. Hinton

Chief Alvin D. Hinton has been the Chief of Police at the National Institutes of Health, Division of Police, since January 2000.  He began his law enforcement career with the United States Park Police (USPP), where he graduated first in his Basic Recruit Training Class.  He rose through the ranks to become a Deputy Chief of Police for the Field Office's Division (commanded all areas outside of the environs of the Washington Metropolitan Area), and the Operations Division (commanded all areas within the environs of the Washington Metropolitan area).  During his tenure with the USPP Chief Hinton also commanded the USPP New York Field Office, where he established and opened USPP offices at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Training Branch, Major Crimes Unit and served as a motorcycle officer early in his career. Chief Hinton managed a myriad of high-profile events to include, but not limited to: managing/leading law enforcement efforts for: the Cuban Refugee Program at Fort Chaffee Arkansas, the Million Man March in Washington DC, the Y2K Celebration on the National Mall, the Fiftieth Anniversary of the North American Treaty Organization (NATO), National Independence Day Celebrations on the National Mall, and provided support, protection and collaboration with partner law enforcement organizations to protect the President of the United States (POTUS), heads of state, and other dignitaries on numerous occasions.

Chief Hinton participated in the transition process for upgrading the security operations for the NIH after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. During this process, he oversaw the creation and the establishment of the NIH Police Field units at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories and the National Cancer Institute, Fort Detrick Campus. He played a significant role in establishing the NIH Perimeter Security System (PSS), organized a viable guard force to staff the PSS and operate the NIH Visitor Management System. Chief Hinton provides intelligence and other pertinent information to the NIH Senior Leadership staff.

Under the direction and leadership of Chief Hinton, the NIH Special Response and Hazard Response Team(s) were created to meet the challenges of today's criminal and terrorist threats.

Chief Hinton is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, He has earned an Associate's Degree and Bachelors of Science Degree in the Administration of Justice from the American University, and a Master of Science Degree, in Management from the Johns Hopkins University. He also earned Certificates from the University of Maryland "Criminal Justice" and the Johns Hopkins University for the "Police Executive Leadership Program".  Chief Hinton is a Level III Contracting Officer's Representative. He has been awarded two (2) Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) "Secretary's Awards" for Distinguished Service, a NIH Certificate of Recognition for outstanding initiative and teamwork, a NIH Director's Award for outstanding results in response to NIH security challenges and a NIH Office of Research Services, Management Council Certificate of Appreciation for exemplary leadership, dedicated service and outstanding contributions.

Always engaged in the community, Chief Hinton is a member of the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments, Police Chief's Committee, a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.


Deputy Chief Leslie M. Campbell

Deputy Chief Leslie M. Campbell joined the NIH Division of Police in January 2017, after 25 years of service with the Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) where he achieved the rank of Deputy Chief of Police before his retirement in May 2016.  During his tenure with the MTPD, he served in numerous challenging and rewarding assignments.

He began his career in the MTPD Field Operations Bureau as a patrol officer and patrol sergeant. In February 2002, then Lieutenant Campbell served as the MTPD Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Infrastructure Development where he was responsible for program implementation and management of WMATA's Weapons of Mass Destruction mitigation programs, to include WMATA's Program for Response Options and Technology Enhancements against Chemical-Biological Terrorism (PROTECT).  Deputy Chief Campbell also managed WMATA's environment sampling program (BioWatch), and he spearheaded WMATA's acquisition of bomb-resistant trash receptacles.  

In October 2004, Lieutenant Campbell was assigned as the MTPD liaison officer to the National Operations Center and served as the intelligence watch officer representing the MTPD, at various federal, State, and local intelligence fusion centers in the National Capital Region. 

In September 2005, Captain Campbell was assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Joint Terrorism Task Force (NJTTF) as the Mass Transportation Liaison.  In this assignment, he facilitated the dissemination of intelligence to mass transportation industry law enforcement and security stakeholders. He established and managed NJTTF's transit sector related programs such as the Connecting Communities Public Transportation Emergency Preparedness Workshop, the FBI NJTTF Rail Liaison Agent Program and the Mass Transit Police Chiefs Secure Video Teleconference Intelligence Briefing.

In July 2010, Captain Campbell was assigned as the MTPD District One Commander where he helped the Department implement the CompStat crime control model.   District One realized an immediate drop in violent and property crime during his tenure as the District Commander.

In May 2011, Captain Campbell was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police.  During his tenure as Deputy Chief of Police, he held commands for the Homeland Security Intelligence and Investigations Bureau, the Administrative Services Bureau, and the Executive Office of the Chief. Under his leadership, the MTPD acquired a state of the art Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management System, implemented Electronic Field Reporting, established security requirements for the Metrorail Silver Line, and led the effort to change the crime of indecent exposure from a misdemeanor to a probable cause misdemeanor in the District of Columbia.

Deputy Chief Campbell holds a Bachelor's Degree in Administration of Criminal Justice from George Mason University and a Master's Degree in National Security Studies and Homeland Defense from the United States Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, a member of the International Chiefs of Police, a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Coalition. 


Major Pamela A. Datcher

Major Pamela A. Datcher has been the Chief of the Police Operations Branch (POB) since March of 2012. As the Chief, Patrol Operations Branch Major Datcher is responsible for the Protection of Life: routine patrols, emergency response, traffic control, perimeter security and public service, Crime Investigation, Crime Prevention, Active Shooter Teams and HAZMAT Teams. She is also responsible for the day to day law enforcement and security operations at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) MT and the National Cancer Institute Campus at Fort Detrick.

In addition to her duties POB duties, Major Datcher had been the Acting Chief of the Support Services Branch, which encompasses the Emergency Communications Center (ECC), the Training Section, Community Policing, and Intelligence Coordination. Despite the additional responsibilities and workload, Major Datcher is consistently rated as an Outstanding Employee.

After retiring from the United States Police and prior to her employment at the National Institutes of Health, Division of Police, Major Datcher was an employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), Office of Resolution Management. She was an Equal Opportunity Specialist (Investigator), In that position she investigated sensitive and complex charges of discriminatory employment practices filed against the DVA. During her tenure with the DVA Ms. Datcher successfully investigated over 300 claims/events of employment discrimination with multiple basis': (Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Age, Disability and Sex). Ms. Datcher has received awards numerous for her outstanding performance.

She investigated over 300 claims/events of employment discrimination with multiple basis: (Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Age, Disability and Sex). Ms. Datcher has received awards for outstanding performance.

Ms. Datcher is an accomplished law enforcement officer who began her law enforcement career with the United States Park Police (USPP). After graduating from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), she was assigned to the New York Field Office (NYFO) where she performed patrol officer duties. Upon Completing her tenure in the NYFO, she went on to patrol positions in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area e.g., the National Mall and at Rock Creek Park. She then moved on to the USPP Communications Section. She was part of the USPP law enforcement contingent detailed to the Cuban Refugee Relocation Program at Fort Chafee, Arkansas. She was promoted to the rank of sergeant and reassigned to the Central District Station in Washington DC, then later reassigned to the Training Branch as a sergeant. Ms. Datcher was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and served as a shift commander office and as the Commander of the Anacostia Station.

After successful completion of her previous assignments, she made USPP history by becoming the first female promoted to the rank of captain. She was reassigned to the Southeast Region in Atlanta Georgia, as the regional law enforcement specialist. During that assignment, she re-established the regional special events teams, centralized the background investigation program, updated and adjudicated over 200 investigations, and coordinated mandated physical security upgrades for National Park Service facilities throughout the region, ensuring security specifications were met as set forth by the Department of Justice.  She also served on the Joint Law Enforcement Task Force for the 1996 Olympics.  The regional director awarded her with the National Park Service Outstanding Service Award. 

Upon completion of the Atlanta assignment, she returned to Washington DC, to become the commander of the West District, which encompasses the George Washington Memorial Parkway and Rock Creek Park.  In this assignment, she was instrumental in securing $1.2 million for the construction of the new George Washington Memorial Parkway substation for the United States Park Police. 

Ms. Datcher was promoted to the rank of major and assigned as commander of inspectional services, executive advisor to the chief, and as a member of the chief's executive command staff.  She oversaw the USPP Internal Affairs Unit, the Planning and Development Unit, the Media Relations Unit, the Audits and Evaluations Unit, and the Department of the Interior's Executive Protection Detail.  During this time, she restructured the Inspectional Services into the Office of Professional Responsibility, acquiring additional responsibility for the Employee Discipline Review and Adjudication Unit and the ethics and EEO programs.

Ms. Datcher was selected to head up the merger of the Training Branch and the Personnel Office, which is now the Human Resources and Employee Development Branch, Services Division.  She oversaw the force's recruitment, hiring and retention efforts as well as the training and career development of over 730 sworn and civilian personnel. In that assignment, she lead the negotiations and coordination of the United States Park Police participation in the new Land Management Police Training Program in which all Department of Interior law enforcement personnel are trained. She also served as accreditation manager on the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA).

After serving as acting commander, Services Division for 18 months, she was promoted to the rank of deputy chief on September.   During her tenure as deputy chief, she served on the National Park Service Information Technology Investment Council, National Park Service Fleet Management Board, National Park Service Director's Administrative Advisor Council, and the Anacostia Operations Facility Relocation Committee. 

Datcher was the first African-American female to be promoted to lieutenant, captain, major, and deputy chief in the 225-year history of United States Park Police.

She has received numerous awards and letters of recognition/ commendations acknowledging the many accomplishments she has enjoyed during her career.

Pamela Datcher was born in the District of Columbia (DC) and was a DC resident until her family moved to Prince George's County.  She graduated from Suitland High School in Prince George's County and then attended Prince George's County Community College and American University in the District of Columbia.  She is a graduate of the 199th Session of the FBI National Academy.  She is also a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership Program, earning a M.S. degree in management from Johns Hopkins University. Ms. Datcher retired from the United States Park Police August 31, 2007. She is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police,

Major Datcher is rooted in her community of Mitchellville Maryland, where she is a Willingness Workers Ministry Worker at the 1st Baptist Church of Glen Arden.

Contact Major Datcher

E-mail: pamela.datcher@nih.gov

By mail:           

Major Pamela A. Datcher
Building 31, Room B3B 16
31 Center Drive MSC 2012
Bethesda MD 20892 - 2012


Major Josh A. Minix (Chief, Support Services Branch)

Major Josh A. Minix joined the National Institutes Health (NIH), Division of Police in September 2017, as the Chief, Support Services Branch after serving 10 years as a Law Enforcement Specialist, Senior Instructor, at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), the largest law enforcement training organization in the United States.  He has 24 years of military and federal law enforcement experience including 10 years of instructional and curriculum development experience at the federal level.

His experience with FLETC began in 2007 as an Instructor in the Physical Techniques Division where he provided instruction in officer response tactics, control tactics, Use of Force, Instructor techniques and specialized in training and equipping law enforcement officers and agents with vital law enforcement skills in basic and advanced tactics. In 2010, he was promoted to Senior Instructor. He provided specialized instruction as a Basic Tactics and Active Threat subject matter expert to include coordinating the Basic Tactics Instructor Training Program. In 2012, he was assigned to the Training Innovation Division, currently the Leadership and International Capacity Building Division. He planned and executed the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation-accredited, FLETC Law Enforcement Instructor Training Program and designed and delivered customized presentations for Interpol's Organized Crime of the Americas. In 2013, he was assigned to provide instruction in the Active (Shooter) Threat training Program and the Active (Shooter) Threat Instructor Training Program which are part of a White House Initiative to provide standardized training to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. 

Mr. Minix served in the United States Marine Corps Infantry from 1993-1997.  During his enlistment, he was selected to serve as a member of the Presidential Honor Guard and World Famous Body Bearers in Washington, DC. In 1997, he was hired by the Department of Interior's United States Park Police. From 1997-2004, he was assigned to the Operations Division in Washington, DC serving in various roles such as Patrol Officer, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Officer, Counter-Sniper, SWAT Instructor, and Active Shooter Instructor.  From 2004-2007, he served as a Patrol and Counter-Sniper Supervisor in the New York Field Office.


Captain Ronald Frost (Commander, Rocky Mountain Laboratories Unit)

Captain Ronald Frost was raised in Albuquerque, NM where he graduated from West Mesa High School in 1987.  He joined the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) shortly upon graduation and retired after 21 years at the Albuquerque Police Department.  While at APD Frost served in multiple rolls including Patrol Division, Metro Division (DWI Unit, and Emergency Response Unit), and Administrative Bureau.  Frost reached the rank of Detective specializing in Background Investigations.  As a Background Detective, he was instrumental in forging new hiring requirements for both new and lateral officers.  Captain Frost worked in the supervisory capacity in the Background Unit many times during active hiring periods.  He has served as a subject matter expert and expert witness for the APD in Federal and State courts.  During this time, he developed new hiring protocols for both the Albuquerque and Santa Fe Fire Departments.  Before retiring in 2008 from APD, Captain Frost received a Bachelor's of Science in Occupational Education from Wayland Baptist University. 

Continuing his work with APD, Frost served in the Advanced Training Unit.  He completed certifications in Defensive Tactics, Physical Techniques, Use of Force, Edged Weapons, Emergency Driving for Law Enforcement, and NHSTA Field Sobriety Tests.  Captain Frost has instructed several professional organizations in numerous fields including US Navy Personnel, New Mexico National Guard, Albuquerque Police Department, Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department, and the Department of Energy's Courier Agents and Special Police Officers.  

He also obtained professional certifications from the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Training Centers in Special Police Officer II, Personnel Security and Adjudication, and Physical Security.  While with APD Capt. Frost joined the United States Navy Reserve as a Master-At-Arms from 1994 to 2004. He was called to active duty several times to serve as a Trainer and as a Command Investigator.

While with APD Frost worked with the New Mexico State Academy instructing Defensive Tactics, developed state curriculum for Personnel Security of Public Service, and OPSEC in Public Safety. In other professional roles Capt. Frost also worked as a contractor for the Department of Energy (NNSA) instructing Defensive Tactics to NNSA Courier Agents from 1998 to 2001.  Frost also served as an instructor for ITT Tech teaching both 100 and 200 level classes in law enforcement curriculum from 2007-2008.

Capt. Frost came to the National Institutes of Health in July of 2008 as a Police Corporal working on graveyard shift. He has advanced through the ranks while at NIH, was promoted to Sergeant in April 2010, Lieutenant in April 2013, and finally Captain in April 2015.

Capt. Frost's hobbies include MMA fighting, coaching 4-H Shooting Sports in various disciplines, and a Kiwanis soccer club. He also actively fought for Gaidojtsu (now Jackson/Wink MMA) under Greg Jackson and Chris Luttrell for 10 years.  Capt. Frost is still active in MMA and practices out of Bitterroot MMA in the Silvio Behring System.     


Manager ECC Richard P. Miller

Richard P. Miller is the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) manager for the Division of Police at the National Institutes of Health. He previously served as a Supervisory Emergency Services Dispatcher at NIH (2009-2015) and prior to that as an ECC supervisor for the Baltimore City Police Department (BCPD). He received education and training from Morgan State University, the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO), Maryland State Police (MSP), and the Baltimore City Police Department (BCPD). He is a communications professional with over twenty years of experience working in public safety, emergency services, and radio broadcasting. He has worked for many corporate and government entities such as the BCPD, the American Automobile Association, the Baltimore Sun, Citigroup (formerly known as Citicorp), and Radio One. During his tenure at NIH, he continues to develop and lead efforts to induce a more collaborative, exuberant workplace that promotes better work/life balance.

Mr. Miller is a civic minded citizen and is a Board Member of the Colonial Neighborhood Association.