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Prince William police chief Newsham is a ‘strong proponent’ of traffic cameras. The county is about to launch a study. Here’s where the cameras might go

U.S. 1 north in Dumfries. [Photo: Uriah Kiser / Potomac Local News]
Police Chief Peter Newsham says he supports the use of cameras and stepped up patrols to enforce speed limits in Prince William County.

"We've got nearly 500,000 residents in the county, and photo enforcement is the only technology that is going to slow people down," Newsham said during a question-and-answer session with the Prince William Committee of 100 on Thursday, March 17.

Newsham came to the county in 2021 after serving as the top cop in Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department, where red-light and speed cameras are commonplace. The chief described himself as a "strong proponent" of implementing the traffic camera technology into the county police department's traffic-enforcement toolbox.

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