The Metropolitan Police Department is the police force serving Washington, D.C.

D.C. has seven police districts, with Gallaudet University located within the 5th District.

Each district is further divided into Police Service Areas (PSAs). Gallaudet University is in PSA 501, which is bounded by New York Avenue to the west and north, Florida Avenue to the south, and West Virginia Avenue to the east.


Metropolitan Police Department

911 – Emergency (TTY and Voice)

311 – Mayor’s City Wide Call Center (TTY and Voice)

Metropolitan Police Department Deaf/Hard of Hearing Liaison

Metropolitan Police Department Deaf/Hard of Hearing Liaison

Fifth District: 1805 Bladensburg Road NE; (202) 727-5437 (TTY)

First District: 415 Fourth Street SW; (202) 863-4032 (TTY)

Special Liaison Branch

The Special Liaison Branch supports community policing with communities that are sometimes underserved. It is composed of the following:

The Special Liaison Unit provides “affiliate” officers on patrol throughout the city. The affiliate officers have volunteered to receive specialized training on diverse communities, their issues, and how to best serve them. They will continue to work in their home district but will receive coordinated support, information, and trainings through the liaison units.

This enables MPD to:

  • Enhance response to these communities throughout the city, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Provide consistent information to these communities while ensuring that information about their needs is integrated into services in each patrol district.
  • Reinforce the messages of progressive training, policies, and procedures throughout the department.

Special Liaison Branch

Metropolitan Police Department

801 Shepherd Street NW

Washington, D.C 20010

Contacting a Liaison Unit or Affiliate Officer

In an emergency, or for immediate police response, always call 911. Once police are on the scene, a request can be made to contact an on-duty affiliate or liaison officer.

For other police services, such as to request that an affiliate or liaison officer attend a meeting or discuss other non-emergency issues, please contact the liaison offices. These offices are not staffed 24 hours a day, but all calls will be returned within one business day.

Public Safety Resources and Tips

Check out the various resources collected by the Department of Public Safety.

Public Safety

Resource Type: Safety & Preparedness

Contact Us

Public Safety

Carlin Hall Basement

(202) 651-5445

(202) 651-5555

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