From early June, Prince George’s Police Major Rob Liberati has assumed command of District 1.

He has replaced Maj. Daniel Dusseau, who retired in April — the same day that two more of his officers were suspended during an investigation of their conduct during last month’s riot in College Park.

District I is responsible for a 36 square mile area making it the second smallest patrol area in the County. However, with a population of over 206,500, it is the most densely populated. Its borders include Washington DC to the east and Montgomery County to the north. There are 16 incorporated municipalities within District I including the city of College Park.

Last summer, Maj Liberati headed a task force to investigate pawnshops for links to thefts. The task force included a sergeant and nine officers who have worked as criminal investigators at district stations.

I met Maj. Liberati last week at the Palto’s during ‘Explore College Park’ event. His email is