Emergency? Call 911.

Report break-ins and thefts of bicycles, laptops and smart phones and thefts of deliveries left at your doorstep. Even if you can easily replace a stolen item, your report will provide the police information that will help them prevent future crime.

File a police report on-line. Go to mpdc.dc.gov/service/file-police-report-online

To file a police report in person visit the Metropolitan Police Department's (MPD's) Third District Headquarters, located at 1620 V Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you believe that your item may have been recovered, submit a request to claim it by emailing stolen.property@dc.gov. Provide your ownership information, such as a serial number or other uniquely identifiable information that conclusively establishes ownership. View the MPD's lost and found.

Have you been subjected to, or witnessed, police misconduct? Report the incident to either the MPD or the Office of Police Complaints (OPC).

How to file a complaint. Make sure you have:

  • The day, date, time, and location of the incident.
  • The officer’s name, badge number, and description.
  • Witnesses’ names, addresses, and phone numbers.
  • License numbers for any vehicles involved in the incident.
  • Any other evidence you feel may be important, such as copies of traffic tickets, police reports, photographs, and medical records.  If you have injuries, include their nature and extent.
  • It is vitally important that you file your complaint as soon as possible so that photographs can be taken and medical records can be obtained quickly.

You can print and fill out a complaint form or fill it out on-line. However, neither MPD nor OPC allow you to file the complaint on-line. You must drop it off at or mail it to OPC, 1400 I Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005, or bring it to any police station in DC or fax it to 202-727-9182.

You must submit your complaint within 45 days of the incident. 

Make a copy for yourself before filing. 

Get to know the police officers who patrol your block. Police Service Area (PSA) 301 holds meetings every third Wednesday of the month, at the Third District Headquarters, 1620 V Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009. Meetings are open to the public. For more information contact The Third District at (202) 673-6815 or Marco Santiago, Community Outreach Coordinator, at (202) 671-6604, or marco.santiago@dc.gov.

Not sure in which PSA you live? Check the map.

Join the MPD Third District's Citizens Advisory Council. More information.

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