In October 2018, the Metropolitan Police Department launched a new web series, “Beyond the Badge,” on multiple DC Police social media platforms. The purpose of this series is to capture our police officers with members of the community, showcasing different passions, talents, hobbies and interests outside of their work-life. Overall, this series is meant to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community, while simultaneously showing humanistic qualities of MPD members ‘beyond the badge’.
Tune in every Tuesday, on our social media channels, to watch a new episode of sworn MPD members going “beyond the badge” with the community.
Episode 1: Zoom, Zoom, Zumba
Go beyond the badge with Officer Tisha Gant of the First District, as she instructs a Zumba class.
Episode 2: Rise ~N~ Grind
Go beyond the badge with Officer Akintunde of the Second District, as he learns how to make the perfect cup of coffee for patrons at Open City.
Episode 3: Community & Basketball
Go beyond the badge with Officer Padilla of the Third District, as he plays an intense game of basketball with the youth at Marie Reed Recreation Center.
Episode 4: Cuttin' Up
Go beyond the badge with Officer Brown of the Seventh District. When he’s not patrolling the streets, he is a professional barber.
Episode 5: Pump It Up
Go beyond the badge with Officer Atkins of the Second District as he participates in a push-up challenge with members of the community at Washington Sports Club in Georgetown.
Episode 6: Get Your Groove On
Go beyond the badge with Officer Clarke of the Second District, as as he and students at Wilson High School surprise the school with a flash mob of dance moves from different decades.
Episode 7: The Fit & The Furious
Go beyond the badge with Patrol Chief Chanel Dickerson of Patrol Services South, as she participates in a daily fitness & empowerment group with different women throughout the District.
Episode 8: Santa Baby
Go beyond the badge with Sergeant Djossou of the Fourth District, as she sings a classic Christmas carol to the students of Dorothy I. Height Elementary School.
Episode 9: Chilly Willie on the 1’s & 2’s
Go beyond the badge with Senior Police Officer “Chilly” Willie Harris, as he showcases his DJ’ing skills.
Episode 10: Lift Every Voice
Go beyond the badge with Senior Police Officer Florena Carter, as she shows off her vocal skills with her lifelong friend and singing partner.
Episode 11: Dance Off
Go beyond the badge with Officer Tiffany Williams, as she teaches and learns new dance moves from a young, aspiring dancer.
Episode 12: Cooking up with Captain Woodson
Go beyond the badge with Captain Paulette Woodson, as she visits Simon Elementary School to teach young students how to make the perfect breakfast.
Episode 13: Reaching New Heights
Go beyond the badge with Officer Smith, as he learns to rock climb for the first time.
Episode 14: Play It Safe
Go beyond the badge with Cpt. James Boteler, as he surprises students at Hendley Elementary School with a fun-filled sports day featuring the 7D’s “Play It Safe” program.
Episode 15: So Icy
Go beyond the badge with Lt. Brett Parson, as he teaches the youth useful hockey skills at Fort DuPont Ice Arena.
Episode 16: Magic in the Air