All phone numbers are area code 202 unless otherwise noted.
|If you...||Then call...||Telephone|
|...need fingerprints for employment, as part of a background check, or for a police clearance||Fingerprinting||727-4409|
|...need a police clearance||Arrests and Criminal History Section||727-4245
|...want to file a police report and it's an emergency||9-1-1|
|...want to contact the police for a non-emergency||3-1-1|
|...want to file a police report (and you're NOT in the District of Columbia)||727-1000|
|...want to request a copy of a police report||Public Documents Section||727-4357|
...have a question about emergency no-parking signs, visitor parking permits, etc.
Note: Local issues should be handled at your police district. Use the DC Guide to easily locate a police district. Just enter an address in the appropriate field and select the "Public Safety" tab below the map that appears.
|...want to contest a ticket||Department of Motor Vehicles||673-6833|
|want to locate a towed vehicle||576-6071|
|...…want to locate a vehicle impounded by MPD||Evidence Control Division||645-0130|
…want to inquire if any property (such as bikes, etc.) has been recovered/turned in to MPD
Note: Property -- including bikes -- are typically turned in to a police district first, and then transported to the Evidence Control Division. You may wish to contact the police district where the item was lost before contacting Evidence Control.
|Evidence Control Division||645-0130|
...want to commend police actions
|...want to file a police complaint with the MPD||MPD Internal Affairs Division||727-4385|
|...want to file a police complaint with the DC Office of Police Complaints||Office of Police Complaints||727-3838|
|...are planning a march, parade, demonstration or other special event||Special Operations Division||671-6511|
|...want to become a Metropolitan Police Officer||Recruiting||645-0445|
|...want to register your gun||Firearms Registration||727-4275|
|...are with the media or have a media-related question||Public Information Office||727-4383|
...want to follow up on a domestic violence issue
Note: If you need immediate assistance in a domestic situation, call 9-1-1
|Domestic Violence Unit||
...want to report a juvenile missing person
Note: a juvenile is anyone under 18; missing adults should be reported at your police district (see district information above) Youth Investigations Division
...have any other non-emergency police matter
|MPD Command Information Center||727-9099|
|...want to reach the Chief of Police||Executive Office of the Chief of Police||727-4218|