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OCTO is aware of the global issue with CrowdStrike’s update impacting Windows servers and computers. CrowdStrike has identified the issue and a fix. We are supporting District agencies to ensure operations continue. At this time, District operations are not experiencing major impacts.

Welcome to the Third District

Third Police District {Banner with Photo of Community}

I'm so very excited about my new assignment as Commander of the Third District. My time as an Inspector at the Fourth District gave me great insight into various crime trends in different parts of the city. That experience, coupled with my earlier patrol & specialized assignments, gives me the tools I need to work with our community partners as we identify ways to use traditional and non-traditional policing methods to address and prevent crime in the Third District. I absolutely thrive in the space of Impactful Community Engagement, and welcome your community input and partnerships. As a 3rd generation MPD police officer, my family has served this great city for over sixty-five+ years and I genuinely love everything about my chosen profession and the ability to help people. I encourage you to contact me with any questions or concerns that may arise and truly look forward to meeting all of you.

Commander James M. Boteler
Third District


For information about the Third District, choose from the following:

Third District Station
1620 V Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 673-6815
Fax: (202) 673-7630

Overview map of the Third Police District (Washington, DC)


Join the DiscussionKeep up with District News and Events

Stay in touch with your community and police leadership by joining the online community group for the Third District. Posts to the discussion are monitored by police leadership to provide accurate, timely responses to community questions. Residents are encouraged to ask questions and contribute suggestions to the discussion. DO NOT use the email group to report crime or emergencies. Call 911 or use the Citizen Online Reporting Tool for certain property-related offenses. Note that the discussion is governed by the Policy and Guidelines for Online Community Groups.