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Community Outreach

Community Outreach Coordinators are located at each of the Districts. The task of each Community Outreach Coordinator varies, based on that particular police district and its Police Service Areas (PSAs). Each Coordinator serves as the liaison between the community and the police department.

The duties of the Coordinator include the following:

  • arranging community events, speaking engagements and projects for the districts to engage officers and members of the community in positive interaction
  • providing members of the community with methods of addressing public safety concerns, as well as nuisance concerns, affecting the quality of life in the neighborhoods
  • monitoring internal crime intelligence reports; organizing crime prevention activities, safety tips, crime and arrest data, as well as alerts to make the community aware of crime trends supporting groups, like Court Watch and Neighborhood Watch; arranging school presentations, including appearances with McGruff the Crime Dog© to ensure public safety is addressed at the school level monitoring and moderating listserv communication and other methods of correspondence between stakeholders and the police department, and establishing and maintaining active working relationships to improve police services with community stakeholders, including work with the district’s local Citizen Advisory Council, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners, City Council Offices, Mayor’s Office of  Community Relations and Services, and local service-providing government agencies.


Get Involved

Stay informed about what's happening and ways to make your community safer by joining one of the email discussion groups (hosted by Yahoo! Groups). Each group is dedicated to a single police district.

You can also learn what's happening citywide through social media.

Have Information to Share with Police?

  • Make a tip through the anonymous crime tipline or text tipline
  • Contact Crime Solvers
  • Report suspicious activity or terrorism using iWATCH DC (Download a flier)


Partnerships and Upcoming Events

The Department offers various events and activities for citizens to engage in and partner with their police counterparts. Please note that some of these activities are seasonal in nature and may not be actively seeking new members. Check with the listed contact under each description for more information.

Resources

Year-Round Citywide Events

  • Beat the Streets
  • Citizens Academy
  • Youth Summit “No Time for Crime”
  • Safe Summer Initiatives
  • Jr. Police Academy
  • Support of Block Parties and Health Fairs
  • McGruff the Crime Dog © Presentations and Appearances
  • Speaker’s Bureau
  • Back to School Safety Events
  • Sr. Citizen Police Academy
  • Halloween Safe Haven Events
  • Food 4 Families Project
  • Holiday-Related Events for Youth
  • Shop with a Cop

District 

Name 

Telephone 

Email

First District Ms. Carolyn L. Smith (202) 299-3374 CarolynL.Smith@dc.gov
Second District Officer Rhonda Hardy (202) 270-2286 Rhonda.Hardy@dc.gov
Third District Mr. Marco Santiago (202) 671-6604 Marco.Santiago@dc.gov
Fourth District  Derek Staten (202) 270-1640 derek.staten@dc.gov 
Fifth District Ms. Fayette Vaughn-Lee (202) 698-0188 Fayette.Vaughn-Lee@dc.gov
Sixth District Ms. Julia Irving (202) 698-1315 Julia.Irving@dc.gov
Seventh District Ms. Lendia Johnson (202) 698-1454 Lendia.Johnson@dc.gov