A Conversation with DC Police Chief Peter Newsham

We’re constantly hearing tragic reports on the recent shootings in the District. City Officials and Community Leaders are working to end gun violence. Tonight, we sit down with the Police Chief Peter Newsham. He will address all of your concerns and how’s he’s planning to keep our city safe. We want to hear your input give us a call and join us for a conversation…



Summer Crime Initiative – Each of the past ten summers, MPD has identified five to six focus areas that have experienced a high density of violent crime. Throughout the summer months, MPD then focuses all available resources, utilizes the latest crime-fighting technology, and calls upon partner agencies and organizations to assist in a coordinated effort to reduce violent crime in these areas. The goal of the SCI is to reduce violent crime through strategic prevention and focused enforcement. During the summer months, MPD will:

  • Focus resources on repeat violent offenders through intelligence, tactical operations, gun recovery, technology, and patrol enforcement.
  • Put offenders on notice: if a crime occurs in target areas, all law enforcement resources will be utilized (call-in, door-to-door, etc.).
  • Use crime analysis to track and address crimes daily.
  • Use various policing strategies, both overt and covert.
  • Conduct outreach and youth/family programs

2019 SCI Areas:

  1. Fifth District – Langston Carver/Trinidad/Kingman Park
  2. Sixth District – Fort DuPont/Benning
  3. Sixth District – Benning Ridge/Marshall Heights
  4. Seventh District – Historic Anacostia
  5. Seventh District – Congress Heights
  6. Seventh District – Washington Highlands

DC Police Chief Peter Newsham