There has been increased concern in the past couple weeks about crime on Capitol Hill and in particular in Hill East. Although total crimes for the past month (160) are down from the same period last year (170), there have been some high-profile robberies and assaults, and many people are understandably concerned. Many neighbors have asked what the police are doing about the recent incidents, and they also want to know what they can do to help prevent crimes from happening.
About two weeks ago I wrote up some guidance from MPD, in particular 1st District Commander Brown and PSA 108 Lt. Dykes. Last Friday Councilmember Allen held his monthly office hours and talked with neighbors about what he and the police are doing to promote safety. Commander Brown attended that meeting.
Tomorrow, June 1st, Commander Brown is holding a community outreach meeting, organized by ANC 6B10 Commissioner Denise Krepp, to meet with neighbors, talk about MPD's response, and provide information on what we can all do to address crime. If you're concerned about crime in Hill East, please come to the meeting tomorrow.
Community Meeting with MPD
Monday, June 1 @ 7pm
St. Coletta's School (1901 Independence Ave SE)