He will become Chief of the US Capitol Police.
A long time Frederick official is leaving. After 10 years on the job, Police Chief Kim Dine is resigning. He will take over as Chief of the US Capitol Police in mid-December.
"We're sad to see him leave, and we wish all the best in his future endeavors," says Frederick Mayor Randy McClement.
While the city of Frederick is disappointed with seeing him leave, the US Capitol Police is looking forward to Dine coming on board. "Chief Dine brings a wealth of experience in security and law enforcement and I am confident that he will continue to advance the Department's ability to successfully achieve its unique mission," says Paul Irving, Chairman of the United States Capitol Police Board, in a statement.
Dine started his law enforcement career in 1975 with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington DC. He retired in 2002 as Assistant Chief, the year he was hired as Frederick Police Chief. He served under Mayors Jennifer Dougherty, Jeff Holtzinger and Randy McClement.
During his ten years on the job, Chief Dine worked hard to reduce the crime rate in Frederick, and establish partnerships throughout the community, says the Mayor. "As he would say that he's probably most proud of is his community policing philosophy that he's tried to carry out for the past ten years, and been pretty successful in doing so," says McClement.
In addition, the Mayor says, Dine has worked to make the Police Department more efficient, professional, transparent, engaged, credible and committed. "He's a very respected member of our community," says McClement. "I'm glad of the fact that he's still going to stay a resident. He's going to commute down the road so he's going to stay a resident of Frederick. So it's nice to have him part of our community in other ways."
The Mayor says next week, he will start the process of finding a replacement for Chief Dine, and appointing someone to run the Department until a new chief is sworn in.
Dine was hired in 2002 after the City of Frederick conducted a nationwide search for a new chief.
In his new job, Dine takes over an agency with 1,800 sworn officers, who protect congressional property, members of Congress and their families. He replaces Philip Morse, who retired as US Capitol Police Chief in May.