On November 20, 2004, Isaac Fulwood was appointed as a U.S. Parole Commissioner by President George W. Bush. On May 22, 2009, President Barack Obama designated Isaac Fulwood, Jr., as Chairman of the United States Parole Commission.
Isaac Fulwood, Jr., has distinguished himself as an outstanding law enforcement practitioner in the law enforcement community. He served 29 years as a member of the Metropolitan Police Department.
As a result of his untiring commitment to the community and unquestionable loyalty to the Department, Commissioner Fulwood was elevated on August 4, 1989, as the 25th Chief of Police of the Metropolitan Police Department. Commissioner Fulwood has received over 200 awards from various community, government, and professional organizations. These honors include: Public Service Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1993; Youth Service Award from the Commanders of the Rite of the Orient of the District of Columbia Prince Hall Affiliated, 1993; Three Proclamations from the District of Columbia City Council for outstanding public service; Whitney Young Public Service Award; and the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church Black Awareness Achievement Award.
On November 2, 1992, Commissioner Fulwood was appointed Executive Director of the Mayor's Youth Initiative Office, with the responsibility of managing, planning, and directing a comprehensive array of developmental programs and activities for children and youth.
Commissioner Fulwood served as Senior Marketing Representative for Pepsi Cola, Washington, D.C., from 1993 1994 and served as consultant to the Systems Planning Corporation on the use and development of military equipment for use by civilian law enforcement organizations (1993-1994).
Prior to his appointment to the Commission, Commissioner Fulwood was an Adjunct Professor at the University of the District of Columbia where he taught Law Enforcement subjects, Community Policing, and Ethics in Law Enforcement. Additionally, he also served as special assistant recruiting law enforcement personnel for enrollment, exclusively, at the University of the District of Columbia.
Commissioner Fulwood has also served as an expert on security issues for the law office of Gilbert and Kiernan, serves on the board of directors for 16 organizations, and has served as the Chair of the 37th Annual D.C. One Fund Drive, 1991.
Commissioner Fulwood is a graduate of the George Washington University Contemporary Executive Development Program and a graduate of the National Executive Institute F.B.I. Commissioner Fulwood received an Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters from Southeastern University on June 21, 1992.
Commissioner Fulwood is a native Washingtonian. He is married to Ruth E. Fulwood and has a son, Gary, and a daughter, Angela.