Please see the information from MPD about opportunities for community involvement and helping to keep our neighborhood safer. Recently there have been many on the listservs, myself included, that wanted to know what we could do to help MPD and our neighbors to create a safe environment on all streets at all times. The list below presents some ways that we can get involved beyond the listserv and meetings. I really think we need to start an active neighborhood watch in Edgewood. I am going to try to attend one of the trainings and encourage others to get involved as well.
Metropolitan Police Department Reserve Corps Opportunities
The Metropolitan Police Department Reserve Corps is now accepting applications for the position of Reserve Police Officer.
The MPD Reserve Corps is a volunteer program providing qualified civic-minded individuals with the opportunity to assist the MPD in carrying out its policing responsibilities. Members of the Metropolitan Police Reserve Corps can make a volunteer public safety contribution to their community in many ways.
Reserve Officer assignments vary and range from administrative support to the broad duties of career police officers. Reserve Officers are expected to volunteer a minimum of 16 hours per month or 192 hours per year. Last year, Reserve Officers provided over 17,500 hours of supplemental services to the department.
Please visit http://dcpolice.jobs/ for more information regarding the reserve program and to apply today. The application deadline is set for May 16, 2011 for the upcoming class. You can also email questions to Patrick.Burke@dc.gov
Upcoming Citywide Neighborhood Watch Training
MPD will be hosting a series of Citywide Neighborhood Watch Training Sessions in partnership with each district’s Citizens Advisory Council. For more information, visit: http://www.mpdc.dc.gov/NeighborhoodWatch
Jr. Police Academy 2011
For students (ages 14 – 17) approved to work this summer’s Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (www.does.dc.gov), opportunities are available to join the Jr. Police Academy Summer Program. For more information, visit: http://www.mpdc.dc.gov/JPA
Thank you for your attention to these announcements.
Cathy L. Lanier
Chief of Police
Metropolitan “DC” Police Department