Innovative Police Fellowship Marks One Year

October 18, 2018

WASHINGTON – Georgetown Law and the Metropolitan Police Department will celebrate the first graduating class and welcome the second class to their innovative “Police for Tomorrow Fellowship” at Georgetown Law on Tuesday, Oct. 23.


The first class of Police for Tomorrow fellows will graduate and a second class of Metropolitan Police Department officers and civilian staff will be welcomed into the groundbreaking fellowship at Georgetown Law.  What started as a pilot program to prepare the next generation of police leaders to tackle some of the toughest issues confronting policing today will transition to its second year just as MPD incorporates a large part of the innovative Georgetown Law curriculum into its Police Academy for all new recruits.  Hear graduating fellows reflect on the benefits of intensive seminars on implicit bias, use of force, over-criminalization and alternatives to arrest, the history of the District of Columbia, youth, homelessness, mental illness and more; as well as the fellowship’s mentorship and community engagement components.

The Police for Tomorrow Fellowship is a partnership between MPD and Georgetown Law’s Program on Innovative Policing, led by professors with nationally-recognized expertise in constitutional policing, criminal justice reform, juvenile justice, and race and policing.  The fellowship was designed to serve as a national model to seed lasting police reform from the ground up, and is already attracting interest from police departments and advocates around the country.


Police Chief Peter Newsham, Metropolitan Police Department
Dean William Treanor, Georgetown Law
18 graduating Police for Tomorrow fellows (MPD police officers and civilian staff)
26 new Police for Tomorrow fellows
Professors Rosa Brooks, Christy LopezPaul Butler, Kristin Henning, and Shon Hopwood of Georgetown Law


Tuesday, October 23, 2018
5:00 – 7:00 pm


Georgetown Law
Hotung Building lobby
550 1st Street, NW
Washington, D.C.  20001