MPD 3rd District National Night Out 2011 Tomorrow Night! 8/2

Make a presence in your community and come out and support another National Night Out in DC with your local Metropolitan Police Department in the 3rd District and community leaders!

NWtoSE will be at a booth discussing Crime Prevention Activities and how you can start a Neighborhood Watch which is about getting to know your neighbors and working with people who have been involved with the criminal justice system.

See you in Columbia Heights tomorrow!

Please see the details below:

MPD 3D National Night Out 2011

METRO opening their doors (finally)- Open House and Town Hall Meetings May 16-19, 2011

It’s funny because Metro and I have such a love/hate relationship.  I love them because they get me wherever I need to go and at times I hate them because they are my only option to get where I am going.  I have no car, no bike and frankly no money in the near future to buy either so I must remind myself daily of things I love about the Metro or I will go crazy!

Over the past couple of years when you mention the word “Metro” my blood pressure rises and start thinking about all the times I have been late to work, missed events, pay higher costs for poorer service and been treated with less than respect by some employees and riders.   I have attended The Metro Riders Advisory meetings, filled out comments cards and at times resorted to walking or just simply not leaving my house on the weekend due to track work.  When I need to feel the love for the hate I read the blog Unsuck DC Metro and feel relief!  I am not only one that watches Metro employees be bothered to help you at kiosk because they are on a personal phone call, refuse to give you directions, be bothered to check your SmarTrip, leave to go to the bathroom during rush hour to name a few situations.

It’s about to be heavy tourist season so that means children acting extra wild, parents yelling for their kids, folks getting confused and clogging the door but hey I guess they are brining tourism money to the city right?  The good news is that I think we have some pretty decent transit police the only problem is there are only about 400 or so for the entire system that covers Maryland, Virginia and DC.

If you have any concerns, questions, would like to meet the man behind the curtain I suggest you attend one of the following “Open Houses combined Town Hall Meeting” this week.  I know I have a few things to say.  See you there!

YOU’RE ON.                         

And we’re listening.                                                                                             



We are tuning in to you to help us make important decisions about Metro’s future.

For the first time ever, Metro will host combined Open Houses and Town Hall Meetings prior to its official Public Hearings. Metro staff members will be available at Open Houses for one-on-one conversations about Metro service and programs. Town Hall Meetings will give you an opportunity to talk about the future of the system with Metro leaders, including members of the Metro Board of Directors. During the Public Hearings, Metro will take formal testimony on the following options under consideration for the FY12 budget:

o    Increasing the Metrorail train wait times on weekends

o    Eliminating the Metrobus E6, K1 and N8 lines

o    Restructuring the Metrobus M4, V7, V8, 70 and 71 lines

o    Eliminating the 50¢ discount on certain Anacostia bus routes, resulting in MetroAccess fare increase, and modification of the Anacostia station bus transfer discount program


The Open Houses will be from 5:30-6:00 p.m. followed by the Town Hall Meetings/Q&A from 6:00-6:45 p.m. The Public Hearings will start at 6:45 p.m. Please join us at one of the following:


MONDAY, MAY 16Maryland – Prince George’s County Treetops Professional Place8181 Professional Place

Hyattsville, MD

Metrorail stop: New Carrollton



Virginia – Alexandria


George Washington Middle School

1005 Mt. Vernon Ave

Alexandria, VA

Metrorail stop: Braddock Road


District of Columbia – NW


St. Mary’s Armenian Apostolic Church

4125 Fessenden St, NW

Washington, DC

Metrorail stop: Friendship Heights

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18Maryland – Montgomery County First Baptist Church of Wheaton10914 Georgia Ave

Wheaton, MD

Metrorail stop: Wheaton


Virginia – Arlington


Arlington County Board Room

2100 Clarendon Blvd, 3rd Floor

Arlington, VA

Metrorail stop: Court House



District of Columbia – SE


Matthews Memorial Baptist Church

2616 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, SE

Washington, DC

Metrorail stop: Anacostia


All locations are wheelchair accessible. For accommodations for people with disabilities, call (202) 962-2511. For language interpretation, call (202) 962-1082.

 Get the latest information, including travel recommendations, online at

THIS TUESDAY- April 19th! Chief Cathy Lanier, Councilmember Jim Graham & more to discuss criminal justice!

Northwest Columbia Heights Community Association

Community Public Forum on Criminal Justice

Tuesday April 19th

6:30 to 8:30 PM
(Come early to greet your neighbors, meet our featured guests, and have some refreshments)
Where:  St Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St NW
(Northeast Corner of 16th and Newton, 16th Street Side, Upstairs Auditorium)

Format: Brief remarks by panelists then extended Question & Answer period with audience participation

Do you have any of these questions?

  • The same drug dealer is always on the corner near my house. I call the police, why don’t they arrest him?
  • Why is it that criminals are released so quickly after being arrested?
  • What is a “papered” arrest? Why are some arrests “no-papered?”

Confirmed Panelists:

MPD Chief Cathy Lanier
Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham
At-Large Councilmember Phil Mendelson
DC Superior Court Chief Judge Lee Satterfield
Principal Asst US Attorney Vincent Cohen
Pretrial Services Agency Director Susan Shaffer
CSOSA Acting Director Adrienne Poteat
Mayor’s Office on Ex-Offender Affairs Director Charles Thornton
Ward 5 Court Watch Leader and Activist Kathy Henderson
Ward 7 Community Activist and Blogger Veronica O. Davis – Moderator

Live Poetry Performance from Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop –Empowering Young Inmates to Write New Chapters in Their Lives

Please come and bring your neighbors. Please share the attached flyer with your neighborhood listserves and your neighbors who don’t have e-mail. 

3D Neighborhood Watch Program Training- 3/17/11

3D Neighborhood Watch Program (NWP) Training
Have you heard? Crime has been on the rise in Third District.
Learn how you can effectively PREVENT many crimes in your neighborhood!
Date:  Thursday, March 17th- Wear your green!
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Free Refreshments Provided!
Where: 3D Police Station-1620 V Street, NW- Snyder Room
Training Instructor: Samantha Nolan, Neighborhood Watch Program Director, 2D,
Former Citizens Advisory Committee, (CAC) Chair 2D
Sponsored by:  Marco Santiago Community Outreach Coordinator MPD 3D
Who should attend? All neighbors, businesses and stakeholders interested in reducing and preventing crime!
What will we be discussing?
*How to organize a Neighborhood Watch Program
*Creating Block Captains/ increasing effectiveness of existing block captains
*Setting up phone tree’s/ Communication Plans
*Organizing Safety Walks
*Working with police/neighbors effectively
*Protecting property
Questions?  Please contact:
Jana Baldwin at
Google Voicemail: (202) 455-4065
RSVP is appreciated! Please fill this form by submitting your name and e-mail by filling out this link

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