Chief Chris Moore Joins the Team at Brooks Bawden, LLC;

Firm Changes Name to Brooks Bawden Moore, LLC

May 14, 2018

The Brooks Bawden team is excited to welcome Chief Chris Moore as a partner. With his addition, we are changing our name to Brooks Bawden Moore, LLC. Chris brings deep public safety experience and policy knowledge, and a strong nationwide network of relationships that will expand the support we are able to provide to our clients and partners.

Chris retired in 2013 as Chief of Police in San Jose, California, the 10th largest city in the United States. His 34 years of public safety experience includes operations management, emergency communications/911 operations, internal affairs investigations, media relations, and crisis communications. Over the course of his public safety career he served as a police officer, firefighter, and emergency medical technician (EMT).

“As a lifetime resident of San Jose and a California law enforcement executive, I have known and worked with Chris for decades,” said Ron Brooks. “He is a proven leader and a great friend and Ben and I are excited that he is joining us.”

As a representative of the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) Chris served as Chair of the Public Safety Alliance (PSA), a group of nine national public safety organizations created to advocate for federal legislation to reallocate the 700 MHz D Block spectrum to public safety and create a nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN). This successful nationwide grass roots effort involved significant consensus building and relationship management at all levels of government.

Chris also served as the Major Cities Chiefs’ representative to the FBI CJIS Advisory Policy Board (APB) and served as Chairman of the Information Sharing Subcommittee.

In 1999, Chris was selected as a White House Fellow and served as Counsel to U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno. In 2004, Chris was selected as a Fulbright Fellow and studied police accountability and discipline at New Scotland Yard and the London School of Economics.

Chris received his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, and his Master of Public Administration degree from San Jose State University. He received an A.S. degree in Fire Science from Indian Valley College. Chris holds a Juris Doctor degree from Lincoln Law School of San Jose where he was voted by his fellow graduates as Outstanding Graduate. He is an active member of the State Bar of California, and is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA).

Chris is a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute at Quantico, Virginia. He is also a graduate of the California POST Law Enforcement Command College where he was honored by his peers to receive the Hank Koehn Award as the outstanding graduate and to serve as graduation speaker.

Chris has received numerous awards and citations for specific law enforcement casework including the SJPD Hazardous Duty Award for the confrontation and arrest of an armed homicide suspect at the scene of an active shooter event.

Chris and his wife, Mary, reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Contact Chris at:
(925) 989-7230

Joshua Ledden
Brooks Bawden Moore, LLC
C: (202) 550-3733


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