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Hotlines, Tip Lines and Important Numbers

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Aside from 911, none of the hotlines listed below should be considered an emergency number. If you witness a crime in progress or have an emergency that requires the police, please call 911. 
For non-emergency inquiries or requests, please use the MPD Telephone Directory to locate the contact number.

Police District TTY Phone Numbers

  • First District
    101 M Street, SW
    TTY: (202) 727-8503
  • Second District
    3320 Idaho Avenue, NW
    TTY: (202) 364-3961
  • Third District
    1620 V Street, NW
    TTY: (202) 518-0008
  • Fourth District
    6001 Georgia Avenue, NW
    TTY: (202) 722-1791
  • Fifth District
    1805 Bladensburg Road, NE
    TTY: (202) 727-8727
  • Sixth District
    100 42nd Street, SE
    TTY: (202) 398-5397
  • Seventh District
    2455 Alabama Avenue, SE
    TTY: (202) 889-3574

MPD Specialized Unit Phone Numbers

  • Youth and Family Services Division
    5002 Hayes Street, NE
    TTY: (202) 526-2572
  • Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit
    300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Room 5125
    TTY: (202) 347-8164

MPD Hotlines

911 Police Services
Dial: 911
About 911
311 City Services
Dial: 311
  • Use  (202) 737-4404 of calling from outside DC
  • About 311
  • Download the APP and report issues using your smart phone or tablet.
Anonymous Tip Line 
(202) 727-9099
This number is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Callers may request to remain anonymous.

Anonymously TEXT the MPD
Text: 50411

Give 5-0 the 411 with the new Text Tip Line: 50411. Text messages are monitored by members of the department 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tips are then analyzed and passed on to the appropriate unit or division for follow-up. Because the tip line is anonymous, the sender will not receive a response to the original message.

Message and data rates may apply.

Child Abuse Hotline
(202) 671-7233
(202) 671-SAFE if calling from a land line
Command Information Center 
(202) 727-9099
24-Hour Access to the Metropolitan Police Department
Corruption Hotline
(800) 298-4006
Crime Solvers Tip Line
(800) 673-2777
More about Crime Solvers
Hate Crimes Hotline
(202) 727-0500
More about Hate Crimes

Firearm Tip Reward Program
(202) 727-9099

Report an illegal fiream and get a reward. Learn more about the Firearm Tip Reward Programs

Gun Recovery Unit Task Force
(202) 698-5662

Operation TIPP
(Terrorist Incident Prevention Program)
(877) 968-9282
(877) YOU-WATCH if calling from a land line.
Public Information Office
(202) 727-4383


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