A tough, skilled and innovative prosecutor, Kevin Steele has been serving Montgomery County for more than 20 years.

As the Chief Law Enforcement Officer for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Kevin R. Steele is responsible for keeping the community safe for all residents.  Elected in 2015 after having served in the office for more than 20 years, he has spent time in all parts of the county, listening to, speaking to and working with residents, crime victims, business leaders, law enforcement officials, students, survivors of domestic violence, family members who have lost loved ones to addiction as well as many others.  As District Attorney, Steele’s priorities are working to end the opioid-heroin-fentanyl epidemic, advocating for victims and their rights, using innovative crime fighting strategies to prevent and deter criminals and using prosecution driven diversionary programs.

Career Prosecutor

Before Steele’s election to District Attorney he had the opportunity to serve and train under five District Attorneys. In the eight years prior to his election in 2015 he served as Montgomery County’s First Assistant District Attorney, the second in command to District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman.  Steele maintains a caseload that he personally prosecutes including murders, violent crimes, sex crimes, drug crimes and public corruption cases. He was first sworn in as Deputy District Attorney in Dauphin County in 1992.  In 1995,

Steele joined the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office where he served as an Assistant District Attorney, Captain of the Narcotics Unit, and Chief of the Trials Division before becoming First Assistant and then District Attorney.

Honors

In 2019, Steele was awarded the Louis D. Stefan Law Enforcement Award by the Montgomery County Bar Association. In 2018 he was honored to receive the James P. Fox “Trial Lawyer of the Year” award from the Montgomery County Trial Lawyers and the “Man of the Year” from the Police Chiefs Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania. In 2013, after successfully prosecuting a case in Gettysburg with the Adams County District Attorney where a law enforcement officer was murdered, Steele received the Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy of Capital Cases in Washington DC.  In 2013, the Philadelphia 76er's honored Kevin Steele with the Heroes Among Us award for his involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters and for making an outstanding assist to better our community. 

Educator

For more than a decade, Steele has worked diligently to give back to those interested in Criminal Justice. He has 

taught extensively for the police academy and provided courses for prosecutors and police officers throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Steele also works closely with Montgomery County Police Chiefs to provide officers with case law updates and training, allowing our officers to remain on the forefront of legal issues. He has also taught various college courses focused on Criminal Justice and brings a real-world approach to the classroom.

 

  • Steele has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Cabrini College since 2004. He also taught at Rosemont College. (Criminal Law, Drug Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence)

  • Police Academy (Constitutional Law)

  • Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Institute (Trial Advocacy, Drug Prosecution, Wiretap and Electronic Surveillance, Powers and Duties of the District Attorney)

  • Steele received the Distinguished Faculty Award from Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Institute and the Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award from Cabrini University.

Leadership

Steele works with numerous organizations on a variety of issues and subjects to enhance law enforcement efforts to make our community safer.

Community

Steele has worked on initiatives for the benefit of our community including those to help our most vulnerable, our children and elders.

  • Board Member Penn State Trustees (Vice Chair—Outreach, Development and Community Relations)

  • Board of Directors Mission Kids (Montgomery County Child Advocacy Center)

  • Board of Directors MCAP (Montgomery County Child Advocacy Project)

  • Past President of the Penn State Alumni Association.

  • Board of Directors of his local fire department since 1997. Elected annually as Vice President since 2002.

  • Member, Pennsylvania Attorney General's Elder Abuse Medical Advisory Board.

  • Past Board of Director Big Brothers Big Sisters of Montgomery County.

  • Past President of his local civic association, running the 4th of July neighborhood parade and festivities.

  • Penn State Dickinson School of Law Alumni Society Board of Director.

  • Past President of the Graduate School Alumni Society of The Pennsylvania State University.

 

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, The George Washington University.

  • Law Degree, The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University

  • Master of Laws Degree in Trial Advocacy, Temple University

 

Husband and Father

  • Kevin and his wife Tracy are raising their three children in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County.

  • Steele coaches youth sports (basketball, softball and baseball.)

 
 
Thank you for your confidence and support. I am honored to serve the public alongside the men and women of the DA's office and our law enforcement community as the District Attorney of Montgomery County.
 
 

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PO Box 568

Bryn Mawr, PA  19010

 

Anne O. Umbrecht, Treasurer

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Anne O. Umbrecht, Treasurer