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Office of Communications

The Office of Communications is charged with providing thorough, current and accurate information about the events and activities of the Metropolitan Police Department to the residents and visitors of the District of Columbia. The office handles media relations through the Public Information Unit; disseminates news releases, crime statistics, and other Departmental information through the MPD’s website; and helps ensure Department members are kept informed through internal communications. The office also distributes daily crime summaries and other information through an email service, publishes Department brochures and reports, and helps organize, promote and run special events, such as the MPD's Annual Awards Ceremony.

Media Pass Information
Working journalists can get information on how to apply for and obtain media credentials from the MPDC, including a downloadable copy of the application form.

Contact Information

Metropolitan Police Department
300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Rm. 5140
Washington, DC 20001
Fax: (202) 727-4383