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MPD and the Coronavirus: Message from the Special Liaison Branch

MPD and the Coronavirus

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) remains committed to serving all residents and visitors of the District of Columbia during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Members of our Special Liaison Branch continue to work closely with the District’s vibrant communities to provide outreach, serve as a bridge to members of our larger community whose diversity contributes to the vibrancy of our city, and respond to crime scenes and incidents to support members of our community. Because of the global COVID-19 health crisis, we have made operational adjustments to limit potential exposure to the community and our members.

Take a moment to view our videos below -- recorded in several different languages -- which will provide insight on the adjustments that are now in place. Some of these adjustments include:

  • During calls for service and interactions, officers will ask to speak with complainants outdoors, when possible, and will maintain a distance that is consistent with public health official recommendations.
  • MPD has expanded 911 and 311 calls processed by the Telephone Reporting Unit.
  • While our facilities remain open at this time, we request that citizens file police reports online, when possible.
  • All requests to obtain police reports or accident reports should be made by email, phone or mail ONLY from MPD’s Public Documents Unit.
  • All meetings and events held at MPD facilities have been temporarily suspended.

We encourage you to visit the MPD Newsroom and the MPD and the Coronavirus page where we post all press releases and updates.

View all messages on MPD's YouTube Channel

SLB COVID-19 Message (English/ASL)

SLB COVID-19 Message (Spanish)

SLB COVID-19 Message (Amharic)

SLB COVID-19 Message (French)

SLB COVID-19 Message (Korean)

SLB COVID-19 Message (Mandarin)

SLB COVID-19 Message (Vietnamese)



For the latest information on the District Government’s response to COVID-19, please visit