The MPD police community discussion groups were created in 2004 for members of the community so they could share public safety information in an effort to help reduce crime and the fear of crime. Information shared on the online email lists includes public safety community announcements and meeting dates; crime statistics; safety concerns and ideas; crime reports; and safety tips. The online email list also acts as a virtual community, which helps strengthen partnerships between the local police and the communities they serve. It also offers another means of visibility and accessibility for the community.
The online email list discussion groups are designed to attract area residents, employees, students, business owners, elected officials, and government agency representatives interested in coming together to solve problems and share public safety-related information that will improve the quality of life in each police district. This is an opportunity for all stakeholders and DC service providers (i.e., DPW, DCRA, etc.) to engage in ongoing online interaction with police, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, holidays and weekends.
Information posted to the groups is intended to benefit members of a specific police district. If you don't know your police district, you can find it here.