Daily Archives: June 5, 2015

Change in Leadership at 5th District Police Station

Deirdre Porter, who led MPD’s 5th District for just over a year, has stepped down as Commander.

William Fitzgerald has been named Acting Commander. Fitzgerald was previously with the Criminal Investigations Division, overseeing seven district detective units. He writes to the MPD-5 listeserve that he looks “forward to getting to know the community and collaborating with you to quickly address any concerns that may arise. I welcome community input and encourage you to contact me with any questions or concerns.” Commander Fitzgerald can be reached at 202-698-0111 or William.fitzgerald@dc.gov


Text the Police at 50411

Community members can use their cell phones to anonymously text tips about serious or violent crimes to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Give 5-0 the 411 with the MPD’s Text Tip Line: 50411. Text messages are monitored by members of the department 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tips on serious or violent crimes will be investigated by members of the department. If you would like a police response for any incident, please call 911. All tips may also be directed to (202) 727-9099 and may be eligible for a reward.

Because the tip line is anonymous, the sender will not receive a response to the original message. The anonymous text tip line is not an emergency number. If you witness a crime in progress or have an emergency that requires the police, please call 911.

More MPD Hotlines, Tip Lines and Important Phone Numbers. 

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