The search for Prince William County’s new Police Chief is over.
Peter Newsham is the new leader of the Prince William County Police Department (PWCPD), according to a release from Prince William County.
“I am excited to join the team and look forward to making a difference in the community,” Newsham said in a release.
Expected to start on February 1, Newsham is replacing Barry Barnard, who announced his plans to retire in May.
He is the Chief of Police for the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., a position he has held for three years.
Newsham has served in a variety of other roles since he started working for the Metropolitan Police Department in 1989. These include District Commander, Assistant Chief of Police Internal Affairs Bureau, and Assistant Chief of Police Investigative Services Bureau.
A graduate of the College of Holy Cross in Massachusetts and the University of Maryland School of Law, he has a bachelor’s in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate.
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