Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announced today the start of All Hands on Deck (AHOD) Phase VII. AHOD began at 6 am today and concludes at 6 am on Sunday, November 15, 2009. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
“Fighting crime is a joint effort between police officers and the communities they serve,” said Mayor Fenty. “During this AHOD, we look forward to strengthening collaboration between MPD and District residents.”
“This AHOD will be consistent with the others,” said Police Chief Lanier. “We will continue to push to keep violent crime down and arrest people on open warrants. Community interaction remains a critical element of AHOD, and our homicide detectives will follow up with residents in our ongoing effort to close cases.”
All Hands on Deck is an initiative in which all available officers will be on duty and on patrol throughout the city. The presence of the officers is to promote effective community relations with the use of information sharing. Officers will be walking on foot beats and engaging residents about what’s happening in their communities.
During AHOD Phase I (April 24-26), Phase II (June 5-7), Phase III (June 26-28), Phase IV (July 10-12), Phase V (July 24-26), and Phase VI (August 3-5) MPD made a total of 2,791 arrests and seized more than $30,000 in drugs.
The MPD is reminding residents that it offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any unsolved homicide committed in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>District of Columbia.
The MPD offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for any armed robbery or a robbery that results in serious bodily injury.
Anyone who has information about a crime may call police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM[E] (1-888-919-2746). Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.
The MPD is also working with Crime Solvers. Through the DC Crime Solver’s program, individuals who provide information that leads to an arrest and indictment in a robbery or other serious crime may receive a reward of up to $1,000 by calling 1-866-411-TIPS.