Public Safety Info


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

Metropolitan Police Department Contact Information for LeDroit Park

Police Service Area (PSA) 306, 3rd District or “3D”

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.)

You can also download the DC311 App on your iPhone!

The Official National Neighborhood Watch App (Hosted by the National Sheriffs’ Association)Report. Stay informed. Make a difference.   

Designed by the developers of the National Sheriffs’ Association National Neighborhood Watch Toolkit and training program, the Neighborhood Watch App for smartphones allows citizens to report NON-EMERGENCY community concerns to their law enforcement partners by means of email through the app. With this Official Neighborhood Watch app, there is no law enforcement agency subscription fee or any monthly fees.  The only charge associated with their program is the $1.99 app fee charged by the app stores (iPhone, Blackberry, Android) to users who download the app.  Citizens may purchase the NW app by visiting the app store for their type of smartphone and searching for “Official Neighborhood Watch App,” or by visiting and clicking on the icon for their type of phone. If you have questions or need additional information, contact  (972) 576-8662.

Follow Public Safety Twitter Accounts

Jana Baldwin, Public Safety Chair (this is not an official public safety twitter account but I do post many updates regarding the District and the Neighborhood): @NWtoSE

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