Peter Hermann has covered D.C. police and fire since the summer of 2012 for The Washington Post. He previously worked for the Baltimore Sun for 22 years, covering a Baltimore suburb and then the Baltimore Police Department. He wrote about crime as a columnist and served as an editor overseeing crime coverage. He also served as the Sun's Jerusalem bureau chief, covering the Middle East, including Israel, Egypt and Lebanon. He went to Iraq twice to cover the war. He now covers daily cops and crime, at times returning to Baltimore to report on crime and law enforcement.