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Police Boundary Update

In 2018, MPD engaged in an evaluation of our boundaries as established in 2012, taking into account current workload, anticipated population growth, economic development, and community needs. On January 10, 2019, the MPD launched police boundary changes based on this evaluation.

  • Why It’s Happening DC is a growing city. Our population has increased 15 percent since 2010 and is expected to reach nearly 850,000 by 2030. MPD is realigning its service areas to better fit the needs of every resident, visitor, and employee in the District of Columbia.
  • How This Realignment Affects You The police service you receive will not change. The realignment is structural in nature. Staffing aligns with resource needs so communities continue to receive a prompt police response.

Overarching goals for the 2019 realignment effort include:

  • Optimal availability of police resources
  • Officer safety and wellness
  • Efficient delivery of police services

All police districts had some changes. Some districts had minor adjustments while others — such as the First, Third, and Fifth police districts — had more significant changes. Neighborhoods affected include:

  • Mount Pleasant (4D to 3D)
  • Park View (3D to 4D)
  • Fairlawn (7D to 6D)
  • Small portion of Capitol Hill/H Street Area (1D to 5D)
  • Truxton Circle/Bloomingdale (5D to 3D)
  • Portion of downtown, including City Center (1D to 2D)