Posted on 22 June 2011.
Click to enlarge. Proposed Police Service Areas for the Third District. The red lines show the current boundaries of police districts with the map being centered on the Third District. (MPD)
From Matty Rhoades
Police Chief Cathy Lanier’s June 9 presentation at the MPD’s Third District headquarters gave area residents a first chance to comment on the city’s plans for revised police districts.
The proposed new Second and Third District maps show changes for the Dupont, Logan and U Street neighborhoods. There will be some shifting of territory between the districts, but the bigger changes are in Police Service Areas (PSAs) within the districts.
“The district boundaries are set. We are working on the PSA boundaries,” Lanier told the attendees at the Third District meeting on V Street NW. She said they hoped the changes would be in place by the end of the year.
The Second District meeting is scheduled for Wednesday night, June 22.
Close to home, there are changes in the boundaries of the Second and Third Districts. A bit of history is in order. In 2007 MPD took what used to be known as PSA 306 and put it in the Second District as PSA 208. The Second District is headquartered in upper Northwest at 3320 Idaho Avenue NW while the Third District is at 1620 V Street NW. With the changes, much of this area will go back to the Third District.
Here is how the proposed PSAs look as of now:
- MPD is creating several news PSAs in the area so that there are no more “Super PSAs,” such as the current 208.
- The most noticeable change is the creation of PSA 301, which runs from Q Street north to Florida Avenue and from 14th Street west to 18th Street NW. This PSA incorporates a big chunk of PSA 208 plus pieces of PSAs 303, 305 and 307.
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