Prince George’s County Maryland…Prince George’s Police Chief Mark A. Magaw is pleased to announce the appointment of Carlos F. Acosta as Inspector General for the Prince George’s County Police Department. On January 30, 2012, Carlos F. Acosta officially began serving as Inspector. He oversees the Department’s Internal Affairs Division. He is responsible for investigating systemic or specific issues affecting the police department’s operations.
Mr. Acosta is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park (B.A. and M.A.) and the Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas where he received his J.D. He joins the Department following positions as Deputy State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, Trial Attorney for the United States Department of Justice Criminal Division’s Gang Squad, Special Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and an Assistant State’s Attorney for the Montgomery County, Maryland Office of the State’s Attorney. Mr. Acosta is currently an adjunct Associate Professor of Law at the American University – Washington College of Law. He served as a faculty member for the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Mr. Acosta has been a lecturer both domestically and internationally for various Department of Justice agencies, the Financial Action Task Force-Le Groupe d’Action Financiére (FATF-GAFI) and the United Nations Development Programme.“My focus is on transparency and accountability. The Prince George’s County Police Department is only as good as the faith the community has in it,” said Mr. Acosta.