Local Law Enforcement to be Honored

MPD 2D with flag

Area residents are invited to celebrate the work of local law enforcement and give thanks to those who serve the community. The Citizens Advisory Council for the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District will hold its annual awards banquet on September 30, 2015. The  banquet honors officers, as well as local residents, who have done an outstanding job combating crime or contributing toward public safety in the Second District. The police district encompasses most of northwest Washington, D.C., including AU Park, Friendship Heights, and Tenleytown.

For the past six years, members of the D.C. Council, local officials, community leaders, and senior members of the police department have joined with local residents to recognize those in the Second District who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. The Citizens Advisory Council anticipates more than 100 guests will attend the 2015 banquet, which will be held at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Friendship Heights. WJLA reporter Sam Ford will return this year to emcee the event.

2D MPD CAC 2015Tickets to attend the awards banquet are just $50 and include a reception followed by a four-course meal. More importantly, guests have the opportunity to meet, mingle with, and give thanks to some of the District’s most outstanding officers and community leaders. Nearly 25 individuals will be honored at the event.

Those interested in attending can purchase their tickets online. Residents who are unable to attend the awards banquet, but still want to support the local police, are asked to consider gifting a ticket for a police officer to attend. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for local businesses and community groups. For more information contact Leigh Catherine Miles, Vice-Chair of the Second District MPD CAC, at leighcatherinemiles@gmail.com.

The Second District MPD CAC is an advisory panel in the Second District that provides the district commander with information and recommendations from the community on the public’s safety problems and police service needs. In addition to recognizing and giving thanks for the outstanding service of Second District police officers, proceeds from the banquet help support community programs like National Night Out, public safety forums, the Second District Halloween haunted house, and holiday sponsorship of children in need.