Mapping Georgetown: Thanksgiving Tribute to the Fallen

November 21, 2022

How bittersweet a holiday is Thanksgiving? We love those around us while mourning those we’ve lost. The love in our hearts is a reflection of the appreciation we feel from […]

Bowser Names Robert Contee New Chief of Police

December 23, 2020

In tapping Contee, 48, a native Washingtonian who began his career in 1989 as an MPD cadet, the mayor chose to forgo a nationwide search to replace outgoing Chief Peter Newsham.

Exclusive Interview With Departing MPD Chief Peter Newsham

December 3, 2020

The Georgetowner sat down with Newsham on a Zoom call to discuss D.C. policing in the era of COVID, Black Lives Matter, District Council conflicts and rising crime in Georgetown.

Chief Calls Shootings ‘Ridiculous and Unacceptable’

August 10, 2020

At the mayor’s press conference, MPD Chief Peter Newsham gave details about the violence that had broken out early on Aug. 9 during a community cookout in Southeast D.C.

New Commander for MPD’s 2nd District

January 21, 2019

Duncan Bedlion was appointed commander of the Second District within the Metropolitan Police Department last week, succeeding Commander Melvin Gresham.