Chief of Police Cathy Lanier addresses new police academy recruits at the National Night Out celebration in Ward 8 on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007. The chief and the mayor started their evening out in Ward 8 and planned to visit a number of National Night Out celebrations in the city. (Barbara L. Salisbury / The Washington Times)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

Chief of Police Cathy Lanier addresses new police academy recruits at the National Night Out celebration in Ward 8 on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007. The chief and the mayor started their evening out in Ward 8 and planned to visit a number of National Night Out celebrations in the city. (Barbara L. Salisbury / The Washington Times)