Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announced the District’s City-Wide All Hands on Deck (AHOD), which began at 6 am Friday, June 5 and will continue through 6 am on Sunday, June 7, 2009.
During AHOD, all available sworn MPD personnel will be on patrol throughout the District emphasizing community policing, focused law enforcement and community outreach. This will include increased foot beats, homicide detectives following up on their cases for new leads, and recruits passing out specific crime-related information.
The City-Wide AHOD features community-focused events on Saturday, June 6, 2009 where District agencies will be involved in neighborhood clean-ups and educational services.
“I’m proud to support Chief Lanier’s efforts and the great work of our District agencies,” Mayor Fenty said. “This city-wide event is focused on our communities to serve the best interests of our residents.”
During the Phase I of AHOD 2009, held in late April, MPD officers made 377 arrests, recovered six firearms, and seized more than $7,000 worth of drugs.
“Many District agencies are involved with this city-wide AHOD in our efforts to keep our neighborhoods safe,” Chief Lanier said. “That commitment shows the importance of this weekend focused on reducing crimes and bringing communities together.”
The Metropolitan Police Department 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 District of Columbia.
Residents are encouraged to attend tomorrow’s community service center events at Parkview Community Center (693 Otis Place, NW) and Benning Stoddert Community Center (100 Stoddert Place, SE) taking place from 10 am to 4 pm and volunteer in the clean-ups at these locations. Some of the services offered include job training and referrals, information about permanent supportive housing, substance abuse treatment and managing diabetes. In addition, volunteers are also needed to participate in the clean-ups taking place at Florida Avenue Park (1st and Florida Avenue, NW) and in the 4300-4400 blocks of Livingston Place, SE.