- Community-Police Outreach E-lertCONTENT: January 20051) What is the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Action?2) Get Email Updates on Neighborhood Crime3) Operation Fight Back -vs- Operation Crackdown4) Best Practices for Safe Communities5) Metropolitan Police Department's Active Community-Police Listservs6) Metropolitan Police Department's Community Outreach Coordinators
____________________________________________________________________________________1) Neighborhood Action makes it easier than ever for residents to get the services they need and deserve. By calling (202) 727-1000, you can request scheduled services like trash removal, utility repair, street cleaning, tree trimming, and more. You can also submit requests online. You can see how they've performed in recent months by reviewing a recent Scheduled Services Performance Report or Submit a Scheduled Services Request
__________________________________________________________________2) Get Email Updates on Neighborhood Crime
The Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC (MPDC) and Crimereports.com have teamed up to keep District of Columbia residents informed about crime in your community. Our mission is simple: provide an easy – and free – way for you to receive regular emails from the MPDC about neighborhood crime, as well as other information and events of interest. Sign up today by visiting www.crimereports.com.________________________________________________________________________________________________3) Operation Fight Back -vs- Operation CrackdownA) Operation Fight Back
“Operation Fight Back” is a concentrated, multiagency strategy designed to tackle stubborn crime and disorder problems in specific neighborhoods throughout DC. The strategy involves a number of different approaches, including serving arrest warrants, conducting safety checkpoints, carrying out building and business inspections, towing abandoned vehicles, cleaning up trash and reaching out to residents in the community.
The first “Operation Fight Back” was conducted in early February 2003, in the 4400 and 4500 blocks of Gault Place, NE, in the Sixth District. In March, the strategy was brought to the Park View neighborhood of the Fourth District, bordered generally by Park Place, Georgia Avenue, Morton Street and Warder Street, NW. The MPDC designed and carried out the operation in conjunction with the the Neighborhood Services Core Teams, DC Housing Authority, the Court Supervision and Offender Services Agency, Orange Hat Patrols and No Murders DC, Inc. Results included the serving of several warrants, various clean-up projects, and increased outreach to residents served by Police Service Area (PSA) 414. Chief Ramsey has announced that “Operation Fight Back” will be carried out on a regular basis in all seven police districts. For more information, contact the Office of Neighborhood Services (phone: 727-5146) (website: http://ons.dc.gov/info/neigh_coordinator.shtm).
Examples of Fight Backs around the city (with photos):
B) Operation Crackdown
The Bar Association of the District of Columbia offers Operation Crackdown. The program provides community groups (such as neighborhood civic organizations and tenants' rights groups) with free legal representation to combat quality-of-life problems that often arise in areas where drug use is prevalent. Operation Crackdown attorneys use the civil courts and city agencies to force the owners of problem properties to stop illegal drug use, drug sales, and drug manufacturing on those properties.
Operation Crackdown has a motto: "Working to make our neighborhoods a better place to live."
For more information, please contact:
-The Operation Crackdown Hotline at (202) 293-1348,
-E-mail Operation Crackdown at opcrackdown@....
-Website for Operation Crackdown: http://www.badc.org/html/ylocd.htm
_______________________________________________________________________________________________4) Best Practices for Safe Communities (Weblinks Below).____________________________________________________________________________________________
5) Metropolitan Police Department's Active Community-Police Listservs
- Third District Substation: groups.yahoo.com/group/3Dsubstation/
- Third District: groups.yahoo.com/group/MPD-3D/
- Fourth District: groups.yahoo.com/group/MPD-4D/
- Fifth District: groups.yahoo.com/group/MPD-5D/
- Sixth District: groups.yahoo.com/group/MPD-6D/
6) Metropolitan Police Department's Community Outreach Coordinators
- Alphonso Coles, First District, (202) 497-5033, Alphonso.Coles@...
- Marco Santiago, Third District, (202) 497-1060, Marco.Santiago@...
- Alicia Rucker, Fourth District, (202) 439-5474, Alicia.Rucker@...
- Yvonne Smith, Fifth District, (202) 497-0814, Yvonne.Smith@...
- Shirley Sterling, Sixth District, (202) 497-3277, Shirley.Sterling@...
- Lendia Johnson, Seventh District, (202) 439-5475, Lendia.Johnson@...