Brian Maxey

Chief Operating Officer

Brian G. Maxey serves the Chief Operating Officer of the Seattle Police Department. He most recently served as Senior Police Counsel, managing the legal affairs of the department with an emphasis on compliance. He also served as a Supervising Assistant City Attorney at the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, where he was lead attorney for the Police Action Team, specializing in 42 U.S.C. 1983 litigation and general advice to the Seattle Police Department; as Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Special Federal Litigation Unit of the New York City Law Department, representing the New York City Police Department; and as Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Justice Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, representing WA Department of Corrections and the Criminal Justice Training Commission. Previously, Brian worked in New York City for the Vera Institute of Justice, concentrating on jury and juvenile court reform; as Director of the Citizens Jury Project at the Fund for Modern Courts; and as Executive Director of Friends of Hudson River Park. Brian holds a JD from Fordham University, an MPA in Policy from New York University, and a BA from Occidental College. He is licensed to practice law in Washington and New York.