DC Police for Tomorrow Fellowship Program launches

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WASHINGTON DC -- Police and community relations, race bias and use of force. Those are just some of the challenging topics that will be covered by a select group of officers with the DC Metropolitan Police Department with the launch of the MPD and Georgetown Law Police for Tomorrow Fellowship program.

The year program will pair the 19 volunteers with mentors within the department and leaders within the world of academia through the Georgetown Law Center.

Credit: Sam Hollenshead/Georgetown Law

Credit: Sam Hollenshead/Georgetown Law

he's extremely proud the response from his department to the program, noting that there were plenty of other well qualified candidates to choose from before narrowing down the field.

Fellows include officers and civilian personnel from crime analysis, body camera monitoring, child sex services and youth-oriented departments just to name a few.

There are also some fellows that will be coming right out of the training academy and into leadership program.

"They're going to tackling some of the most difficult issues that we have in policing today and we're going to have the people who have spent a lot of time researching these issues at Georgetown University to assist our folks with being state of the art with regards to leadership," said Newsham.

Credit: Sam Hollenshead/Georgetown Law