Houston Mayor Lee Brown

Title

Houston Mayor Lee Brown

Description

Lee Patrick Brown started off as a police officer in California, but he would continue climbing up the ranks as he improved life around him. Serving from 1982 to 1990, he became the first African-American Police Chief to the City of Houston. It was there he would first implement the method of Community Policing, which he would continue to put forward in further ranks. In New York City, he became the Police Commissioner and implemented Community Policing citywide. As a result, he started the most drastic reduction of crime in the history of New York City. He would later become the first African-American mayor of Houston, Texas.

Creator

Rice University

Date

1996

Source

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/be/Lee_Brown.png

Rights

Lee Brown standing with Congressman Green and City Councilman Gordon Quan.

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Publisher

Rice University

Contributor

United States House of Representatives

Format

Medium: Photograph.

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

African-American, Congressman, Houston, Law Enforcement, Lee Brown, Mayor, Police

Coverage

Houston

Files

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/be/Lee_Brown.png

Reference

Rice University, Houston Mayor Lee Brown, Rice University, 1996

Cite As

Rice University, “Houston Mayor Lee Brown,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/186.