The Asian Liaison Unit (ALU) is a team of dedicated officers that focuses on the public safety needs of the Asian community. They facilitate translation services to patrol officers, various investigative units, and the community. Their primary focus is to perform outreach and patrol functions to the community and to respond to all citizen's needs.
The members of the ALU staff -- sworn and civilian -- speak Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese Cantonese, and Thai. The unit was officially established as the Asian Liaison Unit on March 4, 1996. The ALU is not a full police station, but the officers are deployed to provide their police service in all Districts.
The ALU is an active community-oriented policing unit within the Metropolitan Police Department. Please call upon us! We are here in the community to assist you.
Contacting the Asian Liaison Unit
For immediate police service, always dial 9-1-1.
Emergency call takers can handle calls in multiple languages and can accommodate members of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Once police are on the scene, you may request an on-duty affiliate or Liaison Officer be contacted.
Contacting a Specialized Unit for Normal Police Business
For other police services, such as to request an affiliate or Liaison Officer attend a meeting or to discuss other non-emergency issues, please contact the appropriate Liaison Office below. Please note that these offices are not staffed 24-hours a day, but all calls will be returned within one business day.
Asian Liaison Unit
801 Shepherd Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20011
Phone: (202) 724-8009
Email: [email protected]