Robert Atcheson, Administrative Captain of the Metropolitan Police Department / Sixth Division in Washington, DC, has been working his way up the ranks since he joined the Department in1989. After serving five years as an officer, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, while serving in the Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF);He was subsequently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, while serving in the Sixth District, as a front-line supervisorHe later was promoted to the rank of Captain, while serving in the Sixth District in a vice unit. Atcheson also worked as a patrol lieutenant in the Second and Third Districts as well as in the Special Operations Division (SOD) and the Criminal Investigations Division (CID). While serving in the Joint Fugitive Task Force, Robert Atcheson and his team relied on surveillance cameras, electronic tracking devices, and other creative means of locating the most sought after and the most violent fugitives in the DC area.
While assigned as a Captain to SOD, Robert Atcheson has performed several high-profile assignments. In one of his most significant missions to date, he supervised the unit responsible for President Obama’s motorcade while transporting the President in and around Washington, DC.
In addition to more than 20 years on the force, Atcheson’s security experience stems from four years of service with the United States Marine Corps. After first being assigned to Brazil as a Marine Security Guard at the US Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil, Robert Atcheson was later assigned to Icelandas a Marine Security Guard at the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland. He served at each post for approximately a year and a halfHe received an Honorable Discharge as a Sergeant from the USMC.Soon after his discharge, he began his career with the Metropolitan Police Department.
Supporting various causes around the DC area, Robert Atcheson volunteers at St Peter's Parish on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. He also donates to HEROES, which supports the families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty, as well as nationwide charities such as Feeding America and international charities such as ChildFund International.