About those metal posts you see around Petworth and DC [videos]

About those metal posts you see around Petworth and DC [videos]

You’ve seen these odd-shaped metal posts on the streets in Petworth and around DC, even if you didn’t know what they were. Almost all are painted and some, like the ones in Mt. Pleasant, have been converted to miniature art installations. (There’s one on 16th Street that has tennis balls stuffed inside.)

So what are they?

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"Is that a DC cop?" MPD officers get new uniforms

"Is that a DC cop?" MPD officers get new uniforms

MPD announced that it has rolled out new uniforms to officers across the city at the beginning of the month, and gone are the soft blue shirts the patrol officers wore, replaced with a darker set of uniforms that offer comfort benefits.

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MPD on the Patio returns to Slim's Diner, meet your local PSA 407 officers

MPD on the Patio returns to Slim's Diner, meet your local PSA 407 officers

The monthly get-together returns this Saturday, June 16th,  from 9am to 11am at Slim's Diner at the corner of 9th and Upshur Street NW. (Stop by on your way to the Petworth Farmers' Market!)


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MPD's Fourth District to get new commander, Manlapaz promoted to Assistant Chief

MPD's Fourth District to get new commander, Manlapaz promoted to Assistant Chief

MPD's Chief of Police Peter Newsham sent out an email this afternoon informing residents that Fourth District Commander Wilfredo Manlapaz has been promoted to Assistant Chief. Manlapaz will take on the role of running MPD's Internal Affairs Bureau. 

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Updates to MPD leadership in PSAs 401 - 409

Updates to MPD leadership in PSAs 401 - 409

Here is a current list of leadership (as of Jan 15, 2018) of the Metropolitan Police Department in the Fourth District for Police Service Areas 401 - 409. 

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Quick notes from PSA 407 meeting

Quick notes from PSA 407 meeting

MPD Lt. Anthony Washington, who manages the Police Service Area 407, held a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, December 21st to discuss crime and other issues in the Petworth area. (PSA 407 covers most of central Petworth). Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd and his staff were in attendance, along with a large contingent of residents.

Here's an overview of the meeting.

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Did you see the brazen daylight theft of flagstone on 7th Street?

Did you see the brazen daylight theft of flagstone on 7th Street?

Wow... someone stole over a ton of blue flagstone from a house on 7th and Randolph Street on Sunday, July 30th. While the homeowners were out that day, someone saw an opportunity and stole more than $1,500 worth of stone that was being used to redo the owners porch, steps and walkway.

Did you see the theft happen?

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National Night Out with MPD at Hamilton Rec in Ward 4

National Night Out with MPD at Hamilton Rec in Ward 4

National Night Out is an annual event that promotes police-community partnerships to make our neighborhoods safer and create more caring places to live.

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MPD hosts "Beat the Streets" community event on 9th Street TODAY

MPD hosts "Beat the Streets" community event on 9th Street TODAY

No, it's not a huge crime scene... it's "Beat the Streets," the annual street fair put on by MPD and DC agencies on 9th Street between Upshur and Taylor Streets NW. It started at 2pm and goes until 7pm on Wednesday, July 26th.

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Upcoming MPD Police Service Area meetings

Upcoming MPD Police Service Area meetings

MPD holds community meetings per Police Service Area (PSA), some are monthly, others are quarterly. Either way, they're a great opportunity to meet the PSA lieutenant and leadership responsible for your area, hear about crime stats, ask questions or make requests. Here are three upcoming meetings for PSAs 404, 405 and 407.

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PSA 407 Lieutenant to depart, new leadership coming

PSA 407 Lieutenant to depart, new leadership coming

This afternoon, MPD Lieutenant Anthony Washington, who leads Police Service Area 407 (east of Georgia Avenue in Petworth) sent an email to the MPD 4D listserv giving his farewell. He's being transferred to MPD headquarters to the Command Information Center. The new Lieutenant is...

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Gunshots at 5th & Farragut, MPD investigating possible multiple weapons

Gunshots at 5th & Farragut, MPD investigating possible multiple weapons

At approximately 6:23pm, MPD received a call for the sounds of gunshots in the 5000 block of 5th Street NW. 
 

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