Mr. Gainer began his law enforcement career as a police officer in Chicago in 1968, and rose through the ranks as a homicide detective, sergeant and executive assistant in the Administrative Services Bureau. An accomplished attorney who was admitted in Illinois, Federal District Court and U.S. Supreme Court, he served as the chief legal officer of the Chicago Police Department from 1981 through 1984. In this capacity, he assisted in negotiating the city's first labor contract with the police union. Mr. Gainer entered the Illinois state government in 1987, serving as Deputy Inspector General. He next served as Deputy Director of the Illinois State Police before moving to the U.S. Department of Transportation as Special Assistant to the Secretary and Director for Drug Enforcement and Compliance. In March 1991, Governor Jim Edgar appointed Mr. Gainer Director of the Illinois State Police. In May 1998, Mr. Gainer moved to Washington D.C. to become Executive Assistant Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department, where he served as second-in-command of the 4,200-member department. In 2002, Mr. Gainer was sworn in as Chief of the United States Capitol Police, where he commanded a force of nearly 2,000 sworn and civilian personnel who provide comprehensive law enforcement, security, and protective operations services for the United States Congress, its staff, and more than 11 million annual visitors. After leaving the USCP, Mr. Gainer entered the private sector as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Blue Falcon Solutions, LLC, focusing on law enforcement and emergency preparedness issues for The Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington and in the British West Indies. In 2006, Mr. Gainer was named Vice President and Program Manager, Law Enforcement Programs, International Group for MPRI an L-3 communications company. In that capacity, Mr. Gainer was responsible for a multi-million dollar innovative law enforcement program supporting Army and Marine operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Gainer was born in Chicago and received his Bachelor's degree in Sociology from St. Benedict's College in Atchison, Kansas. His Master of Science in Management of Public Service and Juris Doctor Degrees were awarded by DePaul University of Chicago.