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Chief Lanier Responds on Rising Crime in D.C.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier, in an email to MPD listservs today, shared the Metropolitan Police Department’s analysis of the recent rise in violent crime in the District. In the brief report, Lanier sought to place D.C. in the context of a national trend of rising crime facing major cities.

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MPD 2nd District Gets New Commander

Veteran member of the Metropolitan Police Department Melvin Gresham was promoted to Commander of the Second Police District on Monday. He most recently served as a captain in the Second District, and as an acting commander following the retirement of Second District Commander Michael Reese on March 7, 2015. “I am both honored and excited about my new assignment as the district

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Police Warn of IRS Phone Scam

In what is becoming an annual event, callers who pose as representatives of the Internal Revenue Service and demand immediate payment of back taxes are once again targeting our area. The Metropolitan Police Department today issued the following warning about this most recent scam and information on how to report scammers to the appropriate authorities. “The Metropolitan Police Department is informing the public

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Public Safety Notice: (Another) Arrestee Escape in Tenleytown

UPDATE: At 1:36 p.m. MPD Second District Commander notified the community by email that the escapee had been apprehended in the Sixth District. Earlier today a juvenile escaped from the Psychiatric Institute of Washington in Tenleytown. The Metropolitan Police Department provided the following information in a release at 12:49 p.m.: At approximately 11:20 am today, a juvenile male escaped from the

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