Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announced today the results of the First Phase of All Hands on Deck (AHOD) which began at 6 am Friday, April 24 and continued through 6 am on Sunday, April 26, 2009.
MPD officers made 377 arrests, recovered six firearms, and seized more than $7,000 worth of drugs.
“This was a successful AHOD,” said Chief Lanier. “Despite the fact that we had significant violent crime reductions last year and that we currently have the lowest number of homicides year to date since the early 1980s, I will continue my commitment to put more officers on the street.”
During AHOD, all available sworn MPD personnel were on patrol throughout the District emphasizing community policing, focused law enforcement and community outreach. This included increased foot beats, homicide detectives following up with victims, and recruits passing out specific crime related information.
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.
The MPD is also working with Crime Solvers. Through the DC Crime Solver’s program, individuals who provide information that leads to an arrest and indictment in a robbery or other serious crime may receive a reward of up to $1,000 by calling 1-866-411-TIPS.