Friday, April 24, 2009

ALL HANDS ON DECK STARTS TODAY!


WASHINGTON, DC) — Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announced today PHASE I of All Hands on Deck 2009, which will begin at 6 am Friday, April 24 and continue through 6 am on Sunday, April 26, 2009.

During AHOD, all available sworn MPD personnel will be on patrol throughout the District emphasizing community policing, focused law enforcement and community outreach. This will include increased foot beats, homicide detectives following up with victims, and recruits passing out specific crime related information.

Last year, all five AHOD’s netted more than 2,300 arrests.

The Metropolitan Police Department offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any unsolved homicide committed in the District of Columbia.

The MPD is reminding residents, or anyone else who may know of a robbery that occurred in the District, that the MPD offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for any armed robbery or a robbery that results in serious bodily injury.

Anyone who has information about a crime may call police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIM[E] (1-888-919-2746). Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

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