AHOD, NNO & STIMULUS GRANT
For Immediate Release
Contact: Traci Hughes (202) 727-4383 / (202) 615-6806
August 3, 2009
MPD KICKS OFF PHASE SIX OF ALL HANDS ON DECK
AND ANNOUNCES NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AND STIMULUS GRANT
( WASHINGTON , DC ) Today Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier today kicked off phase six of All Hands on Deck (AHOD), which coincides with the annual National Night Out Campaign, in which the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) will rally community members throughout the District to join with neighbors and police officers in their PSAs to be a part of this year's event. In addition, Fenty and Lanier announced a $12 million stimulus grant recently awarded to MPD to expand community policing.
All Hands on Deck
AHOD began at 6 a.m. today and concludes at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5th. During AHOD Phase Six, residents will see an increased police presence in their neighborhoods and will be provided with educational literature explaining how to keep themselves and their communities safe. During AHOD Phase Six, every available sworn member will be on patrol.
During AHOD Phase I (April 24-26), Phase II (June 5-7), Phase III (June 26-28), Phase IV (July 10-12), and Phase V (July 24-26), MPD made a total of (2,391) arrests and seized more than $30,000 in drugs.
National Night Out
National Night Out (NNO) is an annual event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, which takes places tomorrow. Like previous years, MPD will encourage District residents to join with their neighbors, police officers and other community leaders in celebrating National Night Out. The citywide kickoff will begin tomorrow at 5 p.m. at the THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Avenue, S.E. , with food, music, sports, games, crime prevention displays and other activities for participants of all ages.
In addition to the numerous activities taking place at the kickoff event, neighborhoods in all seven police districts have scheduled NNO events during the late afternoon and evening hours: