Washington, D.C., a city with countless attractions and historical sites, also houses a vibrant community with culturally diverse neighborhoods. One of Chief of Police Cathy Lanier’s guiding principles is to make good relationships between the Metropolitan Police Department and the City’s neighborhoods paramount — tailoring policing to each neighborhood. Chief Lanier understands each of the city’s neighborhoods is unique, and often a law enforcement response is insufficient to resolve the long term problems plaguing any one neighborhood.
One such District neighborhood, Trinidad, is a high crime area and is in dire need of increased law enforcement and community outreach programs. Trinidad and its residents will benefit greatly through a set of discrete proposed initiatives. To accomplish these goals, the Metropolitan Police Department, D.C. Police Foundation, Target Corporation, Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, civic leaders, and DC area businesses have established the DC Safe City Partnership to make the Nation’s Capital one of the safest communities in America.