Dupont: A Closer Look at PSA 208’s New Boundaries and Personnel

by February 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm 2,404 0

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With MPD redistricting, Police Service Area 208 lost territory to PSA 301, but picked up a bit of 307. (DC Citizen Atlas)

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at [email protected].

As of January 1, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) introduced new District and Police Service Area (PSA) boundaries (see New Police Service Areas Take Effect January 1). In recent weeks, we’ve done brief overviews of the boundaries of the new PSAs and how to contact the police personnel in charge of each area. We previously covered PSA 305, PSA 301 and PSA 307.

This week, we take a look at PSA 208 — see the Google map or the map at the DC Citizen Atlas. PSA 208 decreased in size substantially with the boundary changes. Previously, PSA 208 was a “super-PSA,” but these larger PSAs have now been eliminated. As we noted before, much of the northern part of the old PSA 208 is now part of PSA 301.

PSA 208’s first community meeting of 2012 will be held Tuesday, February 21 at 7 pm at the MPD office at 1369-A Connecticut Avenue NW (the entrance is on the Massachusetts Avenue NW side of the SunTrust Bank building, just off Dupont Circle).

208 Boundaries

The southern border of PSA 208 is now M Street NW stretching east to west from 14th Street NW to 23rd Street NW. Moving north, PSA 208 goes up 23rd Street NW and then onto Rock Creek Parkway and wraps around the parkway until reaching Connecticut Avenue NW. The northern boundary of the PSA goes down Connecticut Avenue NW, then up Florida Avenue NW, and back down 18th Street NW to Q Street NW. The northern boundary follows Q Street NW from 18th Street NW over to 14th Street NW, which serves as the eastern boundary (view Google map or map at DC Citizen Atlas).

Only the parts of PSA 208 surrounding Dupont Circle and Scott Circle fall within the Borderstan coverage area.

PSA 208 Contacts

  • Acting Lt. John McDonald remains the PSA Lieutenant for 208. He can be reached by phone at 202-715-7344 (office) or by email at [email protected].
  • Captain Melvin Gresham oversees PSA 208 (and also PSA 207). He can be reached by phone at 202-715-7366 (office) or by email at [email protected].
  • Michael Reese is the Commander for the Second District, a position he has held since January 2011. Commander Reese can be reached by phone at 202-730-1901 (office) or by email at [email protected].

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