Mayor Bowser Picks Police Official Robert J. Contee To Be Next Police Chief

As reported in the  Mayor Muriel Bowser has nominated longtime police official Robert J. Contee III to lead the Metropolitan Police Department in the wake of Chief Peter Newsham’s planned departure for the Prince William County Police Department.

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine also voiced his support for the choice in on a statement on Tuesday.

“Chief Contee knows from growing up in the District and serving in the Metropolitan Police Department for over 30 years that community trust is critical to reducing crime,” he said. “He cares about strengthening ties between MPD and the District’s communities. To that end, I am confident that he will directly engage with District residents to learn about their hopes and needs.”

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