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Keep informed by the MPD by signing up for an email discussion group or following us on Twitter.

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What is DC Police Alert

DC Police Alert enables the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to notify you quickly about crimes in your neighborhood that may affect you, your home or your business.

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The Online Reporting Tool offers a way for you to make quick police reports.

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MPD is the agency responsible for registering firearms in the District of Columbia.

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Residents planning a special event are required to obtain permits.

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For non-emergency help, please use the directory below.

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These programs are designed to encourage individuals to step forward and provide information.

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The Metropolitan Police Department will periodically invite the immediate family members of open homicide cases to join us for a special personal meeting with a homicide detective.

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The District of Columbia now auctions its surplus property online through GovDeals.

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Police clearances and Arrest Records

The Arrest and Criminal History Section, Records Branch, provides police reports and clearances for a small fee. There is a $3 fee for all Accident Reports (PD-10s); fees associated with production of an Incident/Offense Report (PD-251) are temporarily waived. Police clearances are $7.

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The Sex Offender Registration Act of 1999 established a sex offender registration program for the District of Columbia and authorizes the Metropolitan Police Department to release sex offender information to the public.

MPD has several ways for obtaining information about what is going on in your community, and keeping up to date with police activity in your neighborhood:

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Text the Metropolitan Police Department: 50411

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Every year, the Metropolitan Police Department recovers hundreds of stolen and abandoned bicycles, and hundreds of lost and found electronic devices. This property is inventoried by the MPD’s Evidence Control Branch. Property not claimed within 90 days of recovery is considered abandoned....