Dupont Public Safety Committee Meeting - Tuesday, 03.18.03, 7 pm
Location: Third District Police Station at
The newly revived Dupont Public Safety Committee which is a jointly sponsored by the
This will be a forum to explore policies for improving the Public Safety (not for venting). Rob Halligan and
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. We would like to spend some time requesting more agenda items but would not like to spend time giving more examples of problems. Commander Pendergrast who is the commanding officer for the 3rd District that encompasses most of Dupont,
The list below contains problems and items for discussion that have so far been catalogued and that we think can be tackled by this committee. We'll do what we can to address these items.
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 frequently don't get answered
No officers 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.
3. What happened to the city's crime report update on web site, other methods of reporting
4. Communication between PSAs and between MPDC/Park Police, Civic Organizations
Community Policing Program Effectiveness
Status of Community Policing Program
911/311 system (reform may be beyond the scope of this committee). We'd like to hear updates of situation.
Status of 21 Street fire controversy
Reports of police not taking reports or treating "customers" with respect
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 -
Restructuring PSA and District borders
Where does that stand?
What are new borders planned?
Citizen's Advisory Council (3D-wide) Need liaison and support
On 4th Thursday of every month in 3D from 7:30 - 9
Relevance and accuracy
Perception of community contrast
PSA meeting reform
Poorly attended ones could be done as break out sessions at this meeting
Community development's effect on Crime
Knowing your neighbors
Preventable Crime Education
Putting laptops in trunks
Bicycle thefts at YMCA
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.
Committee email list