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Federal official , law enforcement educator

Lee Patrick Brown, American Federal official, law enforcement educator.


Brown, Lee Patrick was born on October 4, 1937 in Wewoka, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Andrew and Zelma (Edwards) Brown.


Bachelor, Fresno State University, 1960. Master of Arts, San Jose State University, 1964. Master of Science, University California, 1968.

Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology, University California, Berkeley, 1970. Doctor of Public Affairs (honorary), Florida International University, 1982. Doctor of Laws (honorary), John Jay College, 1985.

HHD (honorary), Portland State University, 1990. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Fresno State University, 1994. Doctor of Laws (honorary), State University of New York Brockport, 1995.

Doctorate (honorary), Howard University. Doctorate (honorary), Wiley College. Doctorate (honorary), Paul Quinn College, 2002.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Lee P Brown institute Criminal Justice.


Police officer San Jose Police Department, California, 1960-1968. Professor Portland State University, Oregon, 1968-1972. Associate director Urban Affairs Institute Howard Institute, Washington, 1972-1975.

Sheriff Sheriff's Department, Mulnomah County, Oregon, 1975-1976. Director Department Justice Services, 1976-1978. Commissioner Department Public Safety, Atlanta, 1978-1982.

Chief of police Houston Police Department, 1982-1990. Research fellow John F. Kennedy School Govt, Harvard University. Police commissioner New York City Police Department, 1990-1992.

Professor Texas Southern University, 1992-1993. Director Office National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Washington, 1993—1995. Professor Rice University, Houston, 1996-1998, visiting scholar, 2004—2005.

Mayor City of Houston, 1998—2004. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Brown Group International, since 2005. Adjunct professor University Houston, University Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas Southern University, Houston.

Visiting professor Dalian School Technology, China. Honorary professor Beijing Normal School, Tongji University. Guest professor Tianjin University, China.

Consultant United States Department Justice, Washington, Police Foundation, Washington, various state and local governments, Houston. Chairman National Minority Advisory Council on Criminal Justice. Member National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals, Washington, National Commission on Higher Education for Police, Washington, Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Washington, Presidential Task Force, since 1993.

Member chairman board Unity National Bank, Houston, Computer-Assisted Mass Appraisal International, Scicom Infrastructure. Member advisory board Carbon Motors.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Attitudes of Black Police Officers, 1976, Police and Society, 1981. Editor: Neighborhood Team Policing, 1976, Violent Crime, 1981. Author of numerous articles and book chapters.


Board directors Boy Scouts American, United Way, Urban League, Blue Bonnet Bowl, "Just Say No", Peoples Workshop for Visual and Performing Arts, Houston, since 1987, National Black Child Development Institute, Washington, since 1987, National Alliance Against Violence, New York, since 1986, Sheltering Arms, Houston, since 1985. Task force member National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Washington, since 1986. Member advisory board National Institute Against Prejudice and Violence, Baltimore, since 1987.

Member Police Activities League, Houston, 1987-1990. Member advisory policy board National Incident Based Reporting System, 1988-1990. Member advisory committee Fannie Mae, Washington, 1999.

Board directors Police Foundation, 2000. Member United States Conference of Mayors, Mayors and Chief executive officers. Member International Association Chiefs of Police (past president), National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (vice president 1985, Robert Lamb Junior Humanitarian award 1987), Police Executive Research Forum, International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, New York Police Chiefs Association, Texas Police Association, Texas Criminal Justice Task Force, National Police Athletic League, Michigan State University (advisory council national neighborhood foot patrol center), National Research Council (committee on research on law enforcement and the administration of justice, committee on status of Black Americans), Harvard University (committee executive session on community policing), National Council Crime and Delinquency (board directors.

Roscoc Pound award 2008), National Academy Public Administration (National Public Service award 1988), American Society Public Administration (National Public Service award 1988), American Leadership Forum, Forum Club of Houston (board directors since 1987), California Alumni Club of Texas, Houston Business and Professional Men's Club, Alpha Phi Alpha (Award of Merit 2000), Sigma Pi Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, reading.


Married Yvonne Carolyn Streets, July 14, 1958 (deceased). Children: Patrick, Torri, Robyn, Jenna. Married Frances M. Young, December 29, 1995.

Andrew Brown

Zelma (Edwards) Brown

Yvonne Carolyn Streets

Frances M. Young

Patrick Brown

Jenna Brown

Robyn Brown

Torri Brown