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Cathy L. Lanier
Chief of Police

MPD - Metropolitan Police Department

The Metropolitan Police Department provides crime prevention and response through patrol, investigations and homeland security services. The Patrol Services and School Security Division delivers community policing to the District’s neighborhoods through 46 police service areas in seven police districts, and oversees the provision of security services to the District of Columbia Public Schools. The Investigative Services Division investigates violent, property and narcotic crimes and provides forensic support for those cases. The Homeland Security Division coordinates domestic security and intelligence operations, as well as traffic safety and special events. The Internal Affairs Bureau investigates use of force, equal employment opportunity and other complaints against MPD officers and employees. The Strategic Services, Professional Development and Corporate Support Bureaus support the work of the entire Department through research, crime analysis, strategic direction, recruiting, hiring and training personnel, and facilities, purchasing and other administrative support.>> more