MPD Chief Cathy Lanier: 'I Don't See Any Reason To Leave'

11/03/2011 12:25 pm ET | Updated Jan 03, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Don't expect to see Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier leave her post anytime soon. While the top local cop in the nation's capital has not yet inked a new contract with District of Columbia government -- it's up in April 2012 -- Lanier indicated she's happy where she is and said she has "a lot of common ground" with D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray during an interview on WTOP's "Ask the Chief" program on Thursday morning.

"I don't see any reason to leave," Lanier said.

While Lanier's relationship with her police force has often been stormy, she enjoys high marks among D.C. residents. In March, a poll by Clarus Research Group found that Lanier was the highest regarded local official in D.C., enjoying an 84 percent positive rating.

Lanier was appointed MPD chief by then-Mayor Adrian Fenty following the 2006 elections.

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