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  • Smith, Yvonne (MPD)
    MPD Outreach News E-lert 1a) DC Alert: The City s CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Needs Help Filling Sandbags! 1b) Missing Teen Found. 2) New
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 5, 2008


      MPD Outreach News E-lert


      1a) DC Alert:  The City’s CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Needs Help Filling Sandbags!


      1b) Missing Teen Found.


      2) New Statement to the Press Regarding the DeOnté Rawlings Case.


      3) DC Convoy of Hope: Coming to DC Saturday, Sept. 6th- DC Agencies to Participate.


      4) Subject: DDOT Release: DDOT Looking to Hire School Crossing Guards.


      5) DC Citywide Job Fair.


      6) Senior Citizen Police Academy Classes: 5 Slots Remaining- Register Now.


      7) What to do if you are a victim of Identity Theft- YouTube Video: US Treasury Department (VIDEO).


      8) October is Crime Prevention Month- Crime Prevention Month Calendar of Events to be Released Soon.


      9) Extreme Weather Alert.


      10) Watch Your Car Program.


      11) Chief’s Weekly Newsletter.



      1a) DC Alert:  The City’s CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Needs Help Filling Sandbags!


      Volunteers needed to fill and distribute sandbags for residents of the District of Columbia!


      1. Filling bags        

      When: Today - Friday September 5, 2008    ASAP   until about 9pm this evening; tomorrow TBD   


      Where:      900 New Jersey Avenue, SE

      Contact:    Vernon Matthews 202-442-4257


      Metro Station:  Navy Yard (Green Line - make a left after exiting)  

      Driving:  M Street SW will change to M Street SE; turn left onto New Jersey Ave SE near the new National Baseball Stadium. Driving South Capitol Street SE/SW - turn left onto M Street SW; name changes to M Street SE turn left onto New Jersey Ave, SE near the Courtyard  Marriott.



      2. Distributing bags

      When:            Friday, September 5, 2008  1200pm - 9:00pm

                              Shift 1:  12:00pm – 5:00pm

                              Shift 2:   4:00pm –  9:00pm


                              Saturday, September 6, 2008  7:00am - 7:00pm

                                          Shift 1:   7:00am –  12:00pm

                                          Shift 2:   11:00am –  4:00pm

      Shift 3:   3:00pm –   7:00pm


      Where:          Cul de sac at 1241 W Street, NE

      (Cross streets are Brentwood and W Streets, NE)

      -          If riding metro, the closest Station is Rhode Island Avenue / Brentwood Station is the nearest stop.  The D8 bus brings you to with 1/5 mile of the site.  Don’t hesitate to ask the Station Manager or Bus Driver for directions.

      -          On site, please ask for Shirley Hall or Daniel Harrison, Primary Site Manager


      CERT Volunteers are needed to assist in traffic control, checking identification, product control, and loading sandbags


      Please volunteer by replying to this e-mail or calling Shirley HallThe cell number to register is 202.341.3857. When registering, please specify date and shift.


      Thank you for making a difference.



      Shirley Bishop Hall

      CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Manager

      Serve DC - The Mayor's Office on Volunteerism

      441 4th Street, NW Suite 1140B North

      Washington, DC   20001

      Direct Line:  202.727.8965        Office: 202.727.7925

      Email: Shirley.hall@...       Fax: 202.727.9198

      The mission of Serve DC is to strengthen and promote the District of Columbia 's spirit of service through  partnerships, national service, and volunteerism.


      1b) Missing teen found: 




      Good Morning,


      The missing person, Cherita Gladden was found last night.  Thank you


      Inspector Nathan L. Sims, Jr.

      Metropolitan Police Department

      Sixth District-Substation

      2701 Penn Ave. SE.



      2) New Statement to the Press Regarding the DeOnté Rawlings Case


      STATEMENT:  For Immediate Release                  


      Contact: Traci Hughes (202) 727-9346


      September 4, 2008


      “I stand by the findings of the investigative team and the Board.  I recognize that many lives have been affected.  Now that the matter has been closed, it is my sincere hope that the officers involved in the incident, the community, and the Department will be able to move forward and mend,” said Chief Lanier.


      ( WASHINGTON , DC )  —   The Metropolitan Police Department announced today that it has concluded the administrative investigation into the September 17, 2007 fatal shooting of 14-tear-old DeOnté Rawlings by an off duty police officer.  The investigation was reviewed by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Use of Force Review Board, and the Board has decided that the Use of Force in this case was Justified and within Department policy. 


      On May 1, 2008 the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the District of Columbia and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Washington Field Office, announced that they were closing their seven-month long investigation and would not pursue criminal charges relating to Rawlings’ death.  Once the declination was issued by the USAO, the Metropolitan Police Department immediately began an administration investigation.


      The investigation was conducted by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Force Investigation Team within the Department’s Internal Affairs Bureau.  Pursuant to Department policy, FIT investigates all incidents involving serious uses of force.  After a thorough investigation and a careful review and analysis by experienced investigators of all the available evidence, FIT determined that the use of force in this case was both justified, and within Department policy.  Evidence considered in the investigation included physical and forensic evidence, autopsy results, Shotspotter data, and firearms and paint analysis. As part of the investigation, the FBI and MPD conducted multiple neighborhood canvasses and personal interviews.


      Pursuant to Department policy, the FIT findings were forwarded to the Use of Force Review Board.  The five-member Board reviews all investigations involving the serious use of force.  Following its review, the Board confirmed the FIT findings, concluding that the use of force was justified, and during the course of the incident the subject officer did not violate Department policy.  The finding by the Board today concludes the Department’s administrative inquiry into and review of this matter.                                            





      3) DC Convoy of Hope: Coming to DC Saturday, Sept. 6th- DC Agencies to Participate


      On Saturday, September 6, 2008 DC Convoy of Hope will conduct a community outreach event at RFK Stadium. 


      They will distribute more than 80,000 pounds of groceries, provide health and dental screenings, distribute clothing, conduct resume writing services, provide a job bank outreach, give free haircuts, and have games and activities for children of all ages.  The goal is to serve 10,000 area residents who are in need of assistance at this one-day event.


      DC Convoy of Hope DC is a partnership between businesses, churches, suppliers and the government.  There are many District churches that have committed to this event, including Israel Baptist, National Community Church , Pilgrim Baptist, Church of the Resurrection, Greater Mount Calvary, and many more.  We also have met with and been endorsed by Ward 6 Council member Tommy Wells.  You can see his video endorsement and other information about the event from the DC Convoy of Hope website.  For more information, see: http://convoydc.org


      If bad weather causes a cancellation, the event will be rescheduled for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th.  Additional questions?  Call Adam Maier from Councilmember Wells office at 202-251-2844.



      4) Subject: DDOT Release: DDOT Looking to Hire School Crossing Guards



      From: LeBlanc, Karyn (DDOT) [mailto:karyn.leblanc@... <mailto:karyn.leblanc@...?> ]

      Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 4:20 PM

      To: DDOT List


      DDOT List

      For Immediate Release

      September 3, 2008


      DDOT Recruiting Sc hool Crossing Guards

      Safety Program Expanding With New Positions Available


      Media Contact:   John Lisle at (202) 671-2004


      WASHINGTON, DC — The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is in the process of hiring new school crossing guards in a major expansion of this important program that helps students get to and from school safely. 


      The objective of the program is to provide a safe pedestrian and bicycle environment for students before and after school.  Crossing guards are stationed at their assigned locations from 8am to 10am, and again from 2pm to 4pm.  DDOT took over the School Crossing Guard from the Metropolitan Police Department 2007. 


      The number of guards in the program has steadily increased over the years to keep up with District growth and DDOT is currently recruiting and hiring qualified candidates for an additional 125 new positions that will be made available after October 1.  Candidates must go through an extensive background check prior to hiring.  New employees also attend mandatory training programs.  The current program supports a total of 94 DC public and charter elementary schools, and the additional staff will allow DDOT to add more crossing points for elementary schools throughout the District. 


      The positions are part-time and pay between $24,468 and $30,075 a year.  Anyone who is interested in applying should contact the DC Department of Human Resources (DCHR) at (202)442-9700, or online at www.dchr.dc.gov.   <http://www.dchr.dc.gov.  /> ; Please inquire about job requisition # 11561, Safety Technician.



      5) DC Citywide Job Fair





      Department of Human Resources





      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                CONTACT:  HR Answers Unit

      September 5, 2008                                                                                                                                                       202-442-9700 (office)    


      DCHR, DOES Host the District’s Premier Recruiting Event


      WASHINGTON, DC — The DC Department of Human Resources (DCHR), in partnership with the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES), is proud to announce that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's Fall 2008 Citywide Job Fair will be held September 23, 2008 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center .


      This premier recruiting event will showcase employment opportunities with many of the District's top employers, including job opportunities with the Government of the District of Columbia . Recruiters and hiring managers from more than 125 District government, Federal government and private sector employers will be on hand at the job fair looking for qualified jobseekers. In addition, some hiring managers will be conducting on site interviews and issuing tentative offers of employment. This means qualified applicants could potentially leave the fair with a job! 


      The event is free and open to everyone. No preregistration is needed.


      For more information on Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's Fall 2008 Citywide Job Fair visit http://dcjobfair.dc.gov.



      WHAT:           Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's Fall 2008 Citywide Job Fair


      WHEN:           September 23, 2008 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


      WHERE:        Walter E. Washington Convention Center

      Hall C             

      801 Mount Vernon Place, NW

      Washington, DC 20001



      The District of Columbia is an equal opportunity employer



      6) Senior Citizen Police Academy Classes: 5 Slots Remaining- Register Now



      The Metropolitan Police Department in partnership with the DC Office on Aging is currently finalizing plans to hold its next Senior Citizen Police Academy .  The academy classes will begin later in September and end before the holiday season.  The classes are scheduled to last six weeks, with 3-hour sessions held twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

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