D.C. Police have realigned their patrol boundaries in the District in a move they say will optimize the department's operations.
Over the last nine months, police say they evaluated boundaries set in 2012, paying particular attention to workload, anticipated population growth, economic development, and community needs.
Goals for the 2019 realignment include optimizing the availability of police resources, officer safety and wellness, and efficient delivery of police services, officials say.
🚧New Patrol Boundaries Effective TODAY 🚧— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) January 10, 2019
Goals of the improved realignment effort:
✅ Optimal availability of police resources
✅ Officer safety and wellness
✅ Efficient delivery of services
More info on how this affects you: https://t.co/u5cS5Gz49a pic.twitter.com/PMDRaCgbLQ
The department says all districts will see some changes due to the realignment. Some areas, like the First, Third, and Fifth police districts, will see significant changes. Other areas will see only minor adjustments.
Neighborhood changes include:
- Mount Pleasant (4D to 3D)
- Park View (3D to 4D)
- Fairlawn (7D to 6D)
- Small portion of Capitol Hill/H Street Area (1D to 5D)
- Truxton Circle/Bloomingdale (5D to 3D)
- Portion of downtown, including City Center (1D to 2D)
Officials say police services in the city will not change and that the realignment being implemented is "structural in nature."
DC Police announce changes to their district boundaries. Moving entire neighborhoods like Mount Pleasant from the fourth district into the third and parts of Capitol Hill out of 1D and into 5D. pic.twitter.com/ajZSPT3VRA— Paul Wagner (@Fox5Wagner) January 10, 2019