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MPD Community Outreach

Community Outreach Coordinators are located at each of the Districts. The task of each Community Outreach Coordinator varies, based on that particular police district and its Police Service Areas (PSAs). Each Coordinator serves as the liaison between the community and the police department.

The duties of the Coordinator include the following:

  • arranging community events, speaking engagements and projects for the districts to engage officers and members of the community in positive interaction
  • providing members of the community with methods of addressing public safety concerns, as well as nuisance concerns, affecting the quality of life in the neighborhoods
  • monitoring internal crime intelligence reports; organizing crime prevention activities, safety tips, crime and arrest data, as well as alerts to make the community aware of crime trends supporting groups, like Court Watch and Neighborhood Watch; arranging school presentations, including appearances with McGruff the Crime Dog© to ensure public safety is addressed at the school level monitoring and moderating online group communication and other methods of correspondence between stakeholders and the police department, and establishing and maintaining active working relationships to improve police services with community stakeholders, including work with the district’s local Citizen Advisory Council, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners, City Council Offices, Mayor’s Office of  Community Relations and Services, and local service-providing government agencies.

Get Involved

Stay informed about what's happening and ways to make your community safer by joining one of the online discussion groups (hosted by Google Groups). Each group is dedicated to a single police district.

You can also learn what's happening citywide through social media.

Have Information to Share with Police?

  • Make a tip through the anonymous crime tipline or text tipline
  • Contact Crime Solvers
  • Report suspicious activity or terrorism using iWATCH DC (Download a flier)

Partnerships and Upcoming Events

The Department offers various events and activities for citizens to engage in and partner with their police counterparts. Please note that some of these activities are seasonal in nature and may not be actively seeking new members. Check with the listed contact under each description for more information.


Year-Round Citywide Events

  • Beat the Streets
  • Citizens Academy
  • Youth Summit “No Time for Crime”
  • Safe Summer Initiatives
  • Jr. Police Academy
  • Support of Block Parties and Health Fairs
  • McGruff the Crime Dog © Presentations and Appearances
  • Speaker’s Bureau
  • Back to School Safety Events
  • Sr. Citizen Police Academy
  • Halloween Safe Haven Events
  • Food 4 Families Project
  • Holiday-Related Events for Youth
  • Shop with a Cop




Cell Phone

Citywide Tia Ellis
Supervisor, Community Outreach
(202) 727-9731 (202) 421-5564
First District

Officer Muhammad Lewis

(202) 698-0055

(202) 779-1607

Second District Kyi Branch (202) 715-7631 (202) 360-5392
Third District Jacqueline Beathea (202) 671-6604 (202) 365-1117
Fourth District 

Officer Robert Hamrick

(202) 715-7418

(202) 744-0822 (cell)

Fifth District

Officer Arnita Hamilton

(202) 698-0289  
Sixth District

Officer Jason Medina

(202) 698-1315  
Seventh District Officer Berrita Willis (202) 698-0188 (202) 491-2591
Special Liaison Branch  

(202) 724-8009