Chief Henry Trabert
Henry Trabert, a 26-year veteran of the Aberdeen Police Department began his career as an Aberdeen Police Officer in January 1986. He obtained every rank recognized by the department and held positions in Patrol Operations, Administrative Services, Criminal Investigations and SWAT. He was appointed as Interim Chief of Police in October 2010 and sworn in as Chief of Police in June 2011.
Chief Trabert earned an Associate of Applied Sciences Degree from Harford Community College in Criminal Justice and his Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees from Johns Hopkins University in Management. Chief Trabert is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy class #238 and has attended many police executive and leadership training programs.
Chief Trabert is currently a member of the Maryland Chiefs of Police, NAACP, FBI National Associates and the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the Maryland Municipal League Hometown Emergency Preparedness Committee and the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee for Harford Community College.
Captain Kirk Bane
Deputy Chief Kirk Bane began his career with the Aberdeen Police Department in 1997 after receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Safety and Risk Management from Virginia Commonwealth University. Deputy Chief Bane graduated from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Academy in June, 1998 and was assigned to the Patrol Division. In August, 1998 Bane was assigned to the Special Operations Unit and was tasked with narcotics interdiction and gang suppression. In July, 2000 Bane earned the rank of Detective and was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division where he investigated a myriad of cases to include homicides, robberies, arson, rapes and white collar crimes. Bane was promoted to Corporal in October, 2001 and assigned to the Patrol Division as a shift supervisor where he remained through his promotion in April, 2005 to Sergeant. In July, 2006 Bane earned the rank of Detective Sergeant and was placed in charge of the Criminal Investigations Division. In this capacity Bane oversaw criminal investigations, internal investigations, crime scene processing and the Special Operations Unit. Bane remained in this position until he was promoted to Lieutenant in March, 2011 and placed in command of the Patrol Division. In July, 2014 Bane was promoted to Captain and named the Deputy Chief of Police. In this capacity Bane oversees the Field Operations Division which includes Patrol, Traffic, K-9 and School Resource Officers.
In October, 2013 the municipalities of Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace formed the Harford County Municipal S.W.A.T. team, a multi-jurisdictional team that Bane spearheaded the development of and is currently it’s Commander. Prior to the development of the Harford County Municipal S.W.A.T. Team, Bane had been a member of the Aberdeen S.W.A.T. team since 1998 and a Team Leader since 2000. Bane has received several awards throughout his career from the City, County, State and Federal levels and in 2002 was named Harford County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.
Lieutenant David Swain - Patrol & Criminal Investigation Division Commander
Lieutenant David Swain joined the Aberdeen Police Department in 2005.
After serving 8 years in the United States Marine Corps, including 3 overseas deployments, Swain attended the Baltimore Police Department Academy in 2003. Upon completion of the academy he spent 2 years in patrol with Baltimore City. He lateraled to Aberdeen in 2005, spending his first year in patrol, earning the Aberdeen Officer of the Year Award and an award for leading the department in criminal arrests in his first year.
Swain’s work in narcotics led to the formation of the Department’s Special Operations Unit in 2006. Swain was assigned to the unit and spent a year investigating narcotics and gang activity. Swain then earned the rank of Detective and was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division spending 2 years investigating crimes from ranging from thefts to homicides.
In 2009 Swain was promoted to Corporal and was assigned as the supervisor for the Special Operations Unit. In 2010 Swain was assigned to Patrol as a shift supervisor and worked all 3 shifts.
In 2016 Swain was promoted to Sergeant and was assigned as the Administrative Sergeant and later assigned to Patrol Supervisor on the Midnight and Day shifts until being promoted to Lieutenant in 2017.
From 2009-2017 Swain was the Commander of the Department’s Honor Guard. Since 2013 Swain has been a firearms and Taser instructor.
Lieutenant C. William Reiber - Administrative Division
Lieutenant C. William Reiber began his career as a police officer in 1999 as a member of the 30th graduation class of Maryland Transportation Authority Police. In 2006, after 7 years of police service, Lieutenant Reiber began his career with the Aberdeen Police Department. As a lifelong Harford County resident, who grew up in Edgewood, joining the APD fulfilled a childhood dream of serving residents of Harford County. In July, 2006 Reiber was assigned to the Patrol Division tasked with providing proactive uniformed police services. In August, 2007 Reiber attained the title of Detective and was assigned to the Special Operations Unit, a Unit tasked with conducting proactive criminal investigations and gang suppression. Reiber served in that capacity until April, 2010 when he became a Detective tasked with investigating personal and property crimes as a member of the Criminal Investigations Division. In August, 2011 Reiber was promoted to the rank of Detective Corporal responsible for directly supervising the Special Operations Unit. In March, 2015 Reiber was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to the Patrol Division as the Midnight Shift Supervisor. In May, 2015 Reiber earned the rank of Detective Sergeant where he was responsible for supervising members of SOU/CID. In April, 2017 Reiber earned the rank of Lieutenant and currently oversees the Administrative Division of the Department.
Currently, Lieutenant Reiber is the Department’s lead Public Information Officer responsible for the timely and accurate dissemination of information used to inform the public and members of the media about matters of public safety. Under his leadership the Department has created a series of highly interacted social media initiatives aimed at promoting community involvement and inclusion. Lieutenant Reiber is a certified police instructor who has trained hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the state in drug interdiction and proactive criminal enforcement. Lieutenant Reiber has served as a member of the Aberdeen SWAT Team, Honor Guard, Crisis Intervention Team, Retirement Committee, and serves as the head of Department Recruitment.