Command Staff

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Chief Anthony Morgan


Mount Rainier Police Department’s Chief Morgan started his career with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety where he rose through the ranks to Senior Shift Lieutenant. He was previously the Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety for the city of Covington, Virginia. Chief Morgan has a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice from North Carolina University and possesses training and certifications in the National Incident Command System, advanced leadership courses, Firefighting, and Medical First Response. 

Mount Rainier is a diverse and vibrant city. He is excited to be working with the men and women of the Mount Rainier Police Department, staff members from other city departments, and community members to provide exceptional police service to the residents of this great city.


Lieutenant Colonel Linwood Alston

Assistant Chief Linwood Alston previously served as the Deputy Chief of Police for the Town of Capitol Heights, MD. During his tenure he started and administered the Town's Automated Speed program, writing and managing thousands of dollars in Federal and State grant awards. Preparing Incident Action Plans, and coordinating allied agencies for community events. Working with his staff to prepare the department's annual budget, audit assessments, and reports. He has over 27 years of managing and command of security and police operations.