Introduction: The Domestic Violence Unit (DVU) serves as a liaison among the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), the US Attorney's Office, other law enforcement agencies, victim service agencies, victim advocates and the community in the Washington area. The unit conducts ongoing community outreach and education programs, provides ongoing training for the members of MPD, and monitors the activities of the District Domestic Violence Investigators and District Patrol Officers. The unit has direct supervision of the Domestic Violence Intake Center (DVIC) Officers and their investigations. The Domestic Violence Unit is part of the MPD's Investigative Services Bureau, Superintendent of Detectives Division, District Investigative Branch.
Location: 300 Indiana Avenue NW, Suite 3018, Washington, DC 20001
Schedule: The office is open Monday through Friday; 8:30 A.M. through 5:00 P.M. Flexible hours are available.
Number of Citizen Volunteer Positions: Two
Number of Intern Positions: Two
Program Description: The volunteer/intern will assist with establishing relationships with outside law enforcement agencies, university police departments, and Housing Police within the region, as well as develop training topics for recruit training, In-Service training and Roll Call training. The volunteer/intern will also assist with establishing community outreach contacts and programs to provide awareness to the public. The volunteer/intern may be tasked with establishing a database to monitor offense cases being investigated by District DV detectives and determine ways to best monitor District Patrol officers in their handling of DV calls for service. The volunteer/intern will also work closely with the DV Officers, victims and advocates in the DVICs. The volunteer/intern will also research best in practice policies for the department, research grant programs, and developing databases to monitor repeat victims, suspects, and locations.
Accessibility: Public Transportation (Red Line)
Last Updated: 10/24/2011