Pam Reed retired from the DC Metropolitan Police Department after serving more than 25 years with the department. Ms. Reed worked her way through the detective rank after beginning her career in patrol, vice investigations, and the Repeat Offender Project before being selected for the Criminal Investigation Division Robbery Squad. She was then drafted to the Homicide Branch where she spent the remaining 15 years of her career, retiring as a Detective Grade I from the Cold Case and Major Case Squad.
Following her retirement in 2003, Ms. Reed joined the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) as a Team ADAM member specializing in rapid deployments to critical missing child cases. In 2007, Ms. Reed became a Case Manager for the Missing Children's Division, and subsequently the Forensic Services Unit, where she managed long term missing children cases, provided forensic support, and participated in Cold Case Review panels.
In early 2012, Ms. Reed joined NamUs as a Regional Program Specialist and in January 2016, she assumed the role of RPS Team Leader. In this role, Ms. Reed provides leadership to the RPS team, and serves as a liaison to federal law enforcement and non-governmental organizations. Ms. Reed also maintains RPS responsibilities for the states of DC, DE, MD, and VA, and supports NCMEC as a Team ADAM and Project Alert Volunteer.