Metropolitan Police Department

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One of the 10 largest local police agencies in the United States, the MPDC is the primary law enforcement agency for the District of Columbia. Founded in 1861, the MPDC of today is on the forefront of technological crime fighting advances, from highly developed advances in evidence analysis to state-of the-art-information technology.

Top Services

  • Crime prevention
  • Investigate crimes and missing persons
  • Create safe neighborhoods
  • Homeland security preparedness
  • Victim assistance
  • Community outreach and education

Mission

It is the mission of the Metropolitan Police Department to safeguard the District of Columbia and protect its residents and visitors by providing the highest quality of police service with integrity, compassion, and a commitment to innovation that integrates people, technology and progressive business systems.

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