The MPD’s diverse workforce includes a number of affinity groups that are open to all of our employees. The Department supports these groups that offer their members such opportunities as specialized training, the chance to connect with like-minded individuals and participation in other group-sponsored activities that may enable them to improve their knowledge and skills in various ways. A few of our prominent affinity groups are described below.
- Asian Liaison Unit (ALU)
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Liaison Unit (DHHU)
- Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit (GLLU)
- Latino Liaison Unit
Chief Cathy L. Lanier remains fully committed to ensuring the safety and well being of every person who lives, works and recreates in the District. Her commitment includes those members of our community who are served by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Special Liaison Units. On October 5, 2007, as part of her departmental reorganization and her long-term commitment to the expansion of the units, Chief Lanier has created a centralized command of the units which will fall directly under the Executive Office of the Chief of Police.