In my last post, I mentioned Chief Ramsey was probably on his way out. Little did I know… This morning Mayor-Elect Fenty named Commander Cathy Lanier to be DC’s next Chief of Police, effective on January 3rd. Commander Lanier began her career in DC back in 1990 as a beat officer in the Fourth District, and eventually worked her way up to assistant commander of the Sixth District, and then commander of the Fourth District.
Commander Lanier is currently serving as the head of the Homeland Security Unit which is responsible for Counterterrorism. Before that, she was also commander of Special Operations for the MPD. I welcome Chief Lanier, and, in the words of Wakko and Yakko, “Helloooooooo Nurse!”
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs