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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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Citizens Online Reporting Tool (CORT)

Each year hundreds of special events are held in the District of Columbia. Residents and organizations planning a special event are required to obtain permits to hold special events in DC. The following forms and links are provided here to simplify the application process.

LOGO: Give 50 the 411

Aside from 911, none of the hotlines listed below should be considered an emergency number. If you witness a crime in progress or have an emergency that requires the police, please call 911. 

[LOGO: Next of Kin]

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.

Police clearances and Arrest Records

The Arrest and Criminal History Section, Records Branch, provides police reports and clearances for a small fee. Police reports are $3 each (no charge for complainants, their spouses, and parents/guardians). 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.

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Text the Metropolitan Police Department: 50411

View Photos of Recovered Property
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....