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Police: All Hands on Deck This Weekend

by Borderstan.com June 26, 2009 at 11:19 pm 0

MPD has an All Hands on Deck in force this weekend. (Image: MPD Facebook page.)

MPD has an All Hands on Deck in force this weekend. (Image: MPD Facebook page.)

Saw this on the MPD’s Facebook page… the MPD started an All Hands on Deck (AHOD) weekend this morning (Friday) at 6 a.m.; it concludes at 6 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announced today the start of All Hands on Deck (AHOD) Phase III.  AHOD began at 6 am today and concludes at 6 am on June 28.

All available officers will be on duty and on patrol throughout the city.  More officers will be walking foot beats in area neighborhoods to better engage residents and encourage information sharing about the services Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) provides, and to hear from residents about what is happening in their communities.

During Phase I (April 24-26) and Phase II (June 5-7), MPD made a total of 887 arrests and seized thousands of dollars in drugs.

“Putting more police on our District streets is even more important during the summer months when violent crime increases,” Mayor Fenty said.  “AHOD is another great example of how Chief Lanier and our MPD officers are making our communities and neighborhoods safer.”

“All Hands on Deck reinforces for officers and the community that policing is a partnership.  One on one interaction with the people we serve is the best way to solve cases and keep our neighborhoods safe,” said Chief Lanier.
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 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.

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