Public Safety Activity in LeDroit Park

The Public Safety Committee works with ANC 1B01 Commissioner Larry Handerhan and community members to identify all issues affecting public safety, to collaborate with other community groups and work with District agencies to address problems and reduce violence, and to regularly communicate with MPD.

Learn some safety tips from MPD, how you can advocate for public safety and ways to get involved and stay informed.



A 911 dispatcher will route your call to 311 (non-emergency number for city services) if the call does not warrant an emergency.

Metropolitan Polic Department

We are in Public Service Area (PSA) 306, in the Third District or “3D.” The nearest police station:  1620 V Street, NW, Washington, DC.

Public Safety Communication

Alert DC

The Alert DC system provides rapid text notification and update information during a major crisis or emergency. This system delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates on a range of devices including your:

  • e-mail account [work, home, other]
  • cell phone
  • pager, BlackBerry
  • wireless PDA

Metro Transit Alerts  

MetroAlerts can be sent to computers, cellular phones, pagers or personal digital assistants capable of receiving data.Press Release alerts notify you of Metro news and events.

Report Online City Services  / 311

Report Requests online for City Services (i.e. broken street lights, illegal dumping, abandoned vehicles, etc.)

Download the 311 app for your phone.

Public Safety X/Twitter Accounts

MPD: @DCPoliceDept


DC Office of Unified Communications:  @311DCgov

DC Dept. of Transportation:  @DCDDOT

DC Dept. of Public Works:  @DCDPW

DC Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency:  @DC_HSEMA

DC Dept. of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs: @DCRA

Council of the District of Columbia: @CouncilofDC

Department of Homeland Security: @DHSgov 

FBI Press Office: @FBIPressOffice

US Dept of Justice: @TheJusticeDept

Washington DC Police Foundation: @DCPoliceFound

DC Public Utility

Pepco Outages:  @PepcoConnect  Call: 1-877-PEPCO-62

WASA: @dcwater Call:  202-612-3400

Washington Gas:  For gas leaks call 911 or  703-750-1400