McKinley E. Brown currently serves as Chief of Detectives with the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office, Joseph T. Deters, Prosecuting Attorney. He has been with the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office since 1998. In this capacity, Mr. Brown investigates offenses at the directive of the Prosecuting Attorney and his assistants. He supervises and coordinates the efforts of the other detectives assigned to the office. He also assists and advises local police agencies with investigations. In addition, he is a member of the Cold Case Squad.
Mr. Brown began his career in law enforcement with the City of Cincinnati Police Department in July 1981 as a Patrol Officer. During his 17 years with the Cincinnati Police Department Mr. Brown received many promotions, ultimately reaching the rank of Detective Sergeant, Homicide Unit. Mr. Brown retired from the Cincinnati Police Department in 1998, only to continue his law enforcement career with the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office.
Prior to his long and respected career with the Cincinnati Police Department, Mr. Brown served his country with the United States Army from 1971 to 1974. In addition to a tour in Viet Nam, Mr. Brown's military service included being a personnel specialist, flight operations specialists with the 101sf Airborne Division and Analyst with the 525 Military Intelligence Group Vietnam.
Upon his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, Mr. Brown began working as a bus driver for Queen City Metro, Cincinnati's public transportation agency. During his time with Queen City Metro, he obtained an Associates of Arts Degree from the University of Cincinnati, graduating in 1977. Mr. Brown has received countless awards, citations and commendations throughout his law enforcement career as a result of his dedication and exemplary work ethic. Most recently, Mr. Brown was a 2010 inductee into the Greater Cincinnati Police Museum's prestigious "1132 Living Legends."
As a lifelong resident of Cincinnati, Mr. Brown has dedicated his career to bettering his hometown. He and his wife Fran have two children and two grandchildren.