DCCA/ANC Public Safety Committee Meeting
02.18.03, 7 pm
Location: Third District Police Station at
The joint Dupont Circle ANC and Dupont Circle Citizens Association Public Safety Committee is meeting on February 18th at the Third District Police Station at
There have been lots of meetings and press coverage of and on the police and Public Safety in our neighborhood, recently. The purpose of the joint committee will be to codify these concerns and come up with solutions. Commander Pendergrast who is the commanding officer for the 3rd District that encompasses most of Dupont,
People who would like to be problem-solvers or liaisons on particular issues can be made committee members.
The list below contains problems and items for discussion that have so far been cataloged and that we on think can be tackled by this committee. We would like to spend some time requesting more agenda items but would not like to spend time giving more examples of problems.
Preliminary Committee Meeting Agenda
Call for additional and future agenda items
Community Policing Communications
1. Contacting the police is too difficult.
Is standardization of method of communication the solution?
Messages don’t get answered
None have voicemail
Some officers have pagers, some cell phones, some hotmail, some dc.gov email, some mpdc.org email.
2. Officers are moved around so much that establishing relationships is too difficult
911/311 system (reform may be beyond the scope of this committee). We’d like to hear updates of situation.
Status of investigation of Policeman who drove away from the scene of the 21 St fire
Phillips Collection footage of incident
Community Policing Program Effectiveness
Communication between PSAs and between MPDC/Park Police, Civic Organizations
Police not taking reports or treating customers with respect
Relevance and accuracy
Perception of community contrast
Restructuring PSA Borders
Where does that stand
What are new borders planned
PSA meeting reform
Poorly attended ones could be done as break out sessions at this meeting
Operation Gold Coast Follow Up
N and 20th
P and 22nd
Connection to strip clubs and possible solution
Connection to prostitution
Getting at the demand – What’s the profile of these drug buyers
16th and L
22nd and P
Orange Hat Patrols – Lt. Groomes and
Community development’s effect on Crime
Knowing your neighbors
Preventable Crime Education
Putting laptops in trunks
Bicycle theft at YMCA
What happened to the city’s crime report update on web site
Commitment to put duty officer on foot for one hour per shift
New police initiative to have police officers meet every person in their PSA.
Citizen’s Advisory Council (3D-wide) Need liaison and support
0n 4th Thursday of every month in 3D from 7:30 – 9
Commander Cheryl Pendergrast
Tad DiBiase, Asst
Brian Larkin of The Lauren