The MPD police community discussion groups were originally created in 2004, for members of the community to have an additional online resource available to share public safety information, in an effort to help reduce crime, the fear of crime and communicate with police officials quickly. Information shared on the online email lists includes public safety community announcements and meeting dates; crime statistics; safety concerns and ideas; crime reports; and safety tips. The online email list also acts as a virtual community, which helps strengthen our partnerships between MPD and the communities and residents we serve. It also offers another means of visibility and accessibility for our residents and guests.
The online discussion groups are designed to attract area residents, employees, students, business owners, elected officials, and government agency representatives interested in coming together to have open discussions about solve problems and share public safety-related information that will improve the quality of life in each police district. This is an opportunity for all stakeholders and DC service providers (i.e., DPW, DCRA, etc.) to engage in ongoing online interaction with police, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, holidays and weekends.
Information posted to the groups is intended to benefit members of a specific police district. If you don't know your police district, you can find it here.