by Tim Regan June 4, 2015 at 3:15 pm 0

Police CarThe Metropolitan Police Department is on the lookout for police officers who deserve recognition for their work around the area.

MPD is accepting nominations from the public for the Washington DC Police Foundation‘s 10th Annual Law Enforcement Awards Ceremony. The event honors officers who gave “outstanding police service” or exemplified “community-oriented policing” in 2014, according to MPD.

Got a friendly neighborhood police officer you want to nominate? Locals can submit their nominations online until 5 p.m. tomorrow.

by May 10, 2009 at 8:16 am 0

May 10-16 is National Police Week. (Image: National Law Enforcement Officers Fund.)

May 10-16 is National Police Week. (Image: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.)

This week, May 10-16, is 2009 National Police Week. According to the Web site of National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, “National Police Week, which occurs each year during the week in which May 15 falls, recognizes the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.”

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by January 31, 2009 at 7:22 pm 1,075 0

The MPD Third District headuarters are at 1620 V Street NW. A substation in Columbia Heights serves PSAs 302 and 304.

The MPD Third District headuarters are at 1620 V Street NW. A substation in Columbia Heights serves PSAs 302 and 304. East Borderstan (east of 15th St.) is in PSA 307.

From MPD’s Inspector Edward Delgado on the MPD Third District listserv on Yahoo! Groups:

I am happy to report that the murder that happened in the 1300 block of Columbia Road NW earlier this month has been closed with the arrest of a juvenile male. I thank all partners within the community that helped with the closure of this case. In addition I want to thank members of the United States Police for the recovery of key evidence in this crime.  I can assure you that we will continue our presence in Columbia Heights Village Apartments. – Edward Delgado

by January 10, 2009 at 11:56 am 1,274 0

For Police Service Area (PSA) 208, violent crime decreased 4% in 2008. However, property crime jumped 9%, which means that total crime increased 7% in 2008 in PSA 208. The big increase was thefts from autos, which shot up 28% in 2008.

Generally, PSA 208 takes in the Dupont Circle and Kalorama neighborhoods. West Borderstan is part of PSA 208 (from 15th to 16th and P to S Streets NW) while East Borderstan (14th to 15th Streets) is part of PSA 307.

Highlights and a table with detailed numbers follow.


by January 6, 2009 at 6:47 am 1,338 2 Comments


The Metropolitan Police Department has seven districts citywide. Borderstan is divided between the 2nd District (PSA 208) and the 3rd District (PSA 307).

Borderstanians: This message from MPD Chief of Police Cathy Lanier was posted on Yahoo! Groups on Sunday night, January 4. Chief Lanier provides some interesting, helpful statistics on D.C. crime–and she has some good news.

Happy New Years, everyone. Below some facts on where we ended our year with the help of our committed community members. We ended the year with huge victories on crime:

  • Violent crime down 5% citywide.
  • Biggest crime reduction citywide: MPD’s Fifth District.
  • All gun crimes were down by double digits:
    • Robberies with guns down 12%.
    • Assaults with guns down 14%.


by January 5, 2009 at 5:54 am 0

A reminder that the monthly Police Service Area (PSA) 307 Community Meeting is this Wednesday. Remember that East Borderstan (east of 15th Street NW) is part of PSA 307. PSA 307’s boundaries are from 9th Street to 15th Street NW and from L Street to S Street NW (see PDF map).

  • What: PSA 307 Community Meeting.
  • When: Wednesday January 7, 2009, from 7 to 9 p.m. PSA 307 meets every month on the first Wednesday.
  • Where: Washington Plaza Hotel at 10 Thomas Circle NW.
  • Notes: Come and meet Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers and other members of your community at the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of Police Service Area (PSA) 307. Neighborhood crime problems are identified and solutions discussed at PSA meetings.

by January 3, 2009 at 2:18 pm 1,302 0

For Borderstan, fourth-quarter violent crime (October through December) is down 40% in 2008 while property crimes increased 24% in 2008 from 2007 in the same period. The big fourth-quarter increases are in thefts from autos and stolen autos. Overall, the fourth-quarter crime rate for Borderstan rose 13% in 2008 from the fourth quarter of 2007. However, the overall rate is still 15% below that of 2006.


by January 3, 2009 at 7:39 am 0

This article,”Rise in Young Killers Worries D.C.,” appeared in yesterday’s Washington Post:

Even in a year in which the homicide numbers barely budged, D.C. police and prosecutors see signs that don’t bode well for the future: an increase in younger killers, apt to open fire on crowded city streets, who could not care less about the damage they cause. Many young suspects put their heads down and even try to sleep during interrogations, according to D.C. homicide detectives. Others seem cold inside, with no sense of reality.

Read entire story online.

by December 11, 2008 at 7:53 am 2 Comments

MPD Web site.)

MPD’s Third Police District; PSA 307 is in the lower left-hand corner. (Image: MPD Web site.)

East Borderstan  now has an assigned foot patrol officer for the evening shift, according to George Kucik, MPD Third District Commander. His name is Officer Fred Fritts and he will focus on 14th and 15th Streets NW, paying paticular attention to the 1400-block of R Street NW. East Borderstan is east of 15th and part of Police Service Area (PSA) 307. Kucik says that Fritts will work closely with the patrols that are already on the beat in West Borderstan/PSA 208.


by December 7, 2008 at 5:28 pm 1,066 0

MPD crime statistics.)

PSA 208 crime statistics for November 2006, 2007, 2008. Click on map for detailed information. (Source: MPD crime statistics.)

The table, below, has crime stats for Police Service Area (PSA) 208 for the past three Novembers. The map at right shows where in PSA 208 crimes occured in November 2008. Generally, PSA 208 encompasses the Dupont Circle and Kalorama neighborhoods. (more…)

by December 7, 2008 at 11:06 am 0

MPD crime statistics.)

November 2008 Borderstan Crime Stats: Click on image to view map with details and key. (Source: MPD crime statistics.)

What are Borderstan crimes? They are crimes that occurred within 1,000 feet (circular pattern) of 15th and Corcoran Streets NW (center of Borderstan).  You can view November 2008 Borderstan crime stats on this map. (more…)

by December 4, 2008 at 11:12 pm 0

One of the most outspoken neighborhood bloggers is the guy (I don’t know his name) who does “Off Seventh: My Chronicles of Shaw.” His postings are nothing if not blunt, honest and to-the-point; he often eviscerates D.C. elected officials. You may disagree with him, but you never have to guess where he stands on an issue concerning Shaw or D.C. (more…)

by December 3, 2008 at 11:32 pm 2,445 3 Comments

Got this report today from PSA 208… another armed robbery in the area:

9:25 p.m.: Armed Robbery (Gun): 1442 U Street, NW (Sunoco Gas Station)

  • Details: Reporting person reports for complainant (1) Sunoco Gas Station, that a lone suspect entered the above location displaying a dark colored semi-automatic handgun after “scouting out” the establishment and employees as they changed shifts. The suspects entered the cashier’s booth and took approximately $500 taken from two cash register tills. The suspect then fled the establishment on foot, making good his escape in an unknown direction with the aforementioned property.
  • Lookout: Lookout is for a B/M, early 30’s, 5’6″ tall, dark complexion, thin build, wearing a black coat, blue jeans and light brown (tan) boots armed with a black semiautomatic handgun. Officer Curry, G., badge #2491 reporting. 2125 hours, CCN: 170-786, 2D PSA 208.

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