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Microsoft Hires Ex-Seattle Police Chief Best for Security Role

The city’s first Black female chief left amid controversy after 2020 protests

Carmen Best

Carmen Best

Photographer: Karen Ducey/Getty Images

Microsoft Corp. has hired former Seattle police chief Carmen Best as director of global security risk operations.

Best will be in charge of the Redmond, Washington-based company’s “global virtual security operations team, intelligence, executive threat intel, special asset security, event security, travel security, security risk operations, security program management office,” she wrote on LinkedIn. She also serves on the artificial intelligence ethics board of policing technology company Axon Enterprise Inc.