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Police District Changes Take Effect

January 10, 2019

At last night’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1A meeting, Fourth District Captain Sean Conboy — who is new to the Fourth District — briefly discussed the changes to the Third and Fourth Police Districts announced last month and informed the assembly that they take effect today, on January 10th. He also stated that no staffing changes are being made right now, so essentially the same manpower will now be focused in the same PSA geographic areas (though those area’s boundaries have changed). The Mount Pleasant neighborhood moved to the Third District.

To assist with what areas are impacted and what the Police Service Areas boundaries are, refer to the two maps below. You can also find contact information for officers on the Fourth District Roster, available here.

New District Boundaries

New PSA Boundaries

Come Joing the Community Dialogue with MPD Cheif Peter Newsham This Saturday February 10th

February 7, 2018

On Saturday, Feburary 10th, there is an excellent opportunity to engage and speak with Police Cheif Peter Newsham on issues concerning public safety in Park View. The following details were shared on the Park View listserv. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Park View UNC’s Public Safety Working Group and ANC1A Cordially Invite you to

A Community Dialogue with MPD Chief Peter Newsham
and other guests
on Public Safety in Park View

This Saturday, February 10th from 10:15-noon
Park View Rec Center, 693 Otis Pl. NW (Entrance on Warder St.) 

Please join your neighbors for a dialogue with Peter Newsham, Chief of the DC Metropolitan Police Department, regarding public safety in our neighborhood. Representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office have also been invited to participate.

The meeting will include brief presentations from members of the Park View Public Safety Working Group highlighting areas of concern for our community, followed by a dialogue with Chief Newsham and other guests. All Park View residents are welcome to attend and ask questions.

Many neighbors are likely aware that 6 shootings have taken place in Park View since December 20th. This meeting will be a chance for in-depth discussion of how the community and MPD can work together to make our neighborhood safe for all. It will cover both recent incidents and longstanding community concerns.

We hope to see you on Saturday! If you are interested in becoming part of the Park View UNC’s Public Safety Working Group, please email elanor(dot)starmer(at)gmail(dot)com or

Homicide on Newton Place Sunday Night

September 11, 2017

On Sunday evening at approximately 9:30 p.m. there was a shooting on the 600 block of Newton Place, NW. There is currently little information that is available at this early stage of the investigation other than that the victim succumbed to their wounds.

Like many Park View neighbors, I am deeply upset and angry that I have to share such information considering all the advocacy and reporting many of us in the community have done to shed light on the many public safety issues the community faces on this block, and at other locations in our section of Ward 1.

I am committed to working with MPD leadership and Mayor Bowser to address any shortcomings which contributed to last night’s tragedy — whether they be from MPD, other responsible agencies, and/or leaders who have been entrusted to keep our neighborhood safe.

I encourage anyone who may have information about the shooting to share it with MPD. Information can be shared anonymously by TEXT to MPD at — Text: 50411

You can also use the anonymous tip line information below.

Anonymous Tip Line (202) 727-9099 — This number is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Callers may request to remain anonymous.

MPD Unveils Sector Concept

January 4, 2017

Yesterday, MPD announced that they would be implementing a city wide sector model to improve response times. Below is the full announcement. You can read the accompanying FAQs here and see the sector model maps for Park View following the announcement.

Over the past several months, the Metropolitan Police Department has been working to broaden its use of a sector model. This model brings additional management accountability to districts and allows for faster dispatch, lower response times, and improved service to the community.

Under this model, each patrol district is divided into three sectors with a sector being an informal grouping of Police Service Areas (PSAs). Each sector will be led by a captain, who will report directly to their respective district commanders. Sector captains will be responsible for their assigned areas 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Lieutenants will share responsibility for overseeing the PSAs and personnel in their sector on any given shift. Please note that officers and sergeants will continue to be assigned to their current PSAs under the sector model.

The sector concept does not eliminate PSAs. The PSA boundaries within 1D, 2D, 3D, 4D, and 7D remain the same. The Fifth and Sixth Districts will have a small modification to their PSA boundaries within their District. These changes to 5D and 6D PSA boundaries are in line with MPD’s patrol strategy and are intended to support more efficient dispatching operations and decisions. Please see below for the modification changes. These modifications are scheduled to go into effect the first week of January 2017.

The sector model will not disrupt or alter MPD operations and activities, or services to the community in any way. This is an internal organizational change intended to better support operations. Additionally, as eligibility for retirement in the command ranks continues to grow, the sector concept affords the Chief of Police another opportunity to develop managers and assess Sector Captains for command staff positions.

Maps after the jump. (more…)

National Night Out Is Tuesday, August 2nd.

July 21, 2016

National Night Out is an annual event held on the first Tuesday in August — this year that is August 2nd — that involves a collaboration of police departments around the nation and local community members. Various law enforcement, government agencies, non-profit organization, and community stakeholders will be present to share strategies for problem solving while social service providers share information; all while having good family fun. It is a night to celebrate community pride, unity, and most importantly public safety partnerships.

In the Park View area, the nearest event will be held at Bruce Monroe Park which is in the Third District. The Fourth District event is scheduled for the Roosevelt High school Football Field (at 4301 13th Street, NW) and will run from 5-9 p.m. Park Road separates the Third and Fourth police districts in our community.




National Night Out 2016

Councilmember Nadeau Holding Ward 1 Public Safety Event on Wednesday, April 27th

April 26, 2016

I wanted to make sure people who aren’t on the area listservs saw this. Councilmember Nadeau is holding a public safety event at Banneker Recreation Center tomorrow from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The full announcement is below:

A reminder that this Wednesday Councilmember Brianne Nadeau will be holding a Ward 1 Public Safety Event for residents to get to know the police teams serving Ward 1 neighborhoods and ask questions about issues in your community. In addition to the local police teams, Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier will be joining us to share updates about the work MPD is doing, as well as other community leaders working to ensure public safety in Ward 1.

What: Ward 1 Public Safety Event
Who: Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau, MPD Chief Cathy L. Lanier, local MPD teams, Ward 1 residents
When: Wednesday, April 27th from 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Banneker Recreation Center (2500 Georgia Ave NW)

This is an opportunity to bring community members, MPD and local leaders together to address public safety concerns and build on the work that is already being done in our ward. During this event you will get to know the MPD team serving your neighborhood and ask questions about issues in your community. Additionally, this is a chance for MPD to share how Ward 1 residents can be engaged and effective neighbors.

We hope you will be able to attend and help us spread the word!

Please take a moment to RSVP online at or by emailing ehoren (at) dccouncil (dot) us.

Joint Community Police Meeting Tonight at 4th District Substation

August 19, 2015

mpdc-logoIf you are interested in crime and engaging the police to make the community safer, the PSA 302/409 Community Meeting is tonight, August 19, 2015. It begins at 7pm and is scheduled until 8pm. The meeting will be held at the Fourth District Substation located at 750 Park Road, NW. According to the MPD 4D listserv, the DC Housing Authority Police will be in attendance to address and answer questions concerning the Park Morton Housing Complex.

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