September 29, 2015: Robert Merner, Assistant Chief of Criminal Investigations, Seattle Police Department: Criminal Investigations

by Gary Fast on September 29, 2015

Assistant Chief Robert MernerAssistant Chief Robert Merner commands the Criminal Investigations Section of Seattle Police Department.

Robert M. Merner joined the Seattle Police Department after 28 years in the Boston Police Department. Merner has 22 years of investigative experience, holding every rank in the BPD’s Investigative Bureau. As a commander of the BPD Criminal Investigation Division, Robert oversaw the Homicide, Fugitive, Crime Scene Response and Forensic units, as well as the Firearms Discharge Investigation Team, which reviews all officer-involved shootings.

In 2008, Merner collaborated with the Boston Bar Association Task Force to improve police investigations and prevent wrongful convictions. He has Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University, and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy. He is also a four-time recipient of the Boston Police Department Medal of Honor.

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