Newsham grew up in Massachusetts, attended North Adams State College (now Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts) and earned a degree in political science from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.
Can anyone shed light on how he made the jump from North Adams State to HC? We take transfers but this sounds like an exceptional case.
Meaning I just don't remember the name at all...classes at HC, intramurals, reunions, class letters, friends of friends etc....again, could be one of the few guys from that era I just nevah crossed paths with
I have to conclude, then, that he has either changed his name or may even be an alien visitor from Saturn or maybe Belgium.
. . . . or Sweden.
Sort of seriously, though, not sure when he transferred to Holy Cross. If he did just one or two years on Mt. St. James he may well have not made many friends or even acquaintances. I would guess it is tougher for transfers to get into the social swing of things than someone there all 4 years.
Post by KY Crusader 75 on Feb 24, 2017 20:48:19 GMT -5
Here's the bio from the DC Government site
"Peter Newsham, Acting Chief of Police
Acting Chief Peter Newsham joined the MPD in 1989 and rose quickly through the ranks, serving in a number of district operational assignments. Chief Charles H. Ramsey promoted him to Commander of the Second District in January 2000.
In June 2002, Newsham was promoted to Assistant Chief in charge of the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), which included the Internal Affairs Division, Civil Rights and Force Investigation Division and Compliance Monitoring Team, responsible for overseeing the MPD's Memorandum of Agreement with the US Department of Justice. Newsham took the position of Assistant Chief in Charge of ROC-North in July 2004.
On September 23, 2007, Chief Lanier announced a reorganization to the Metropolitan Police Department and put Assistant Chief Newsham in charge of the Internal Affairs Bureau. In 2008, Assistant Chief Newsham was named the Assistant Chief of the Investigative Services Bureau. Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed Newsham Interim Chief of Police on September 15, 2016; he was named Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department on February 23, 2017.
Newsham holds a bachelor's degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a law degree at the University of Maryland School of Law. He is a member of the Maryland Bar."
I cannot imagine that he is some kind of impostor or fraud. I just don't see any reason to begin exploring conspiracy theories for this man. I'm going to take this at face value: he transferred into Holy Cross, graduated in 1988, joined the DC Police Department a year later and is now the Chief.