Perhaps the most pressing concern of Adams Morgan residents is public safety and security. I’ve talked to a number of neighbors who have been harassed, mugged, and physically assaulted in recent years.
In an earlier post, I noted that October is National Crime Prevention Month.
But I also wanted to highlight the steps that we can take here in the city to create a safer and more secure Adams Morgan.
The Metropolitan Police Department hosts Police Service Area meetings in each neighborhood. The ones I have attended have provided a great opportunity to interact to discuss neighborhood crime patterns with the officers and recommend solutions to address issues of security. Monthly, yearly, and year-to-date crime statistics are also presented. Adams Morgan is covered by PSA 303 in the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District.
I encourage more people to attend these meetings. I will post notices about upcoming PSA meetings on this website and on twitter in the coming months.