Wednesday, January 04, 2017

News Round Up: ANC 5D Mtg, Yesterday's Crashing Car, MPD Expands Sector Plan

5D officers and others pose for a photo during a 2015 National Night Out event at the Starburst Plaza

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5D will hold its first public meeting of the year Tuesday,  Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at the normal location (the MPD 5D station at 1805 Bladensburg Road). I haven't seen an agenda yet, but go ahead and mark your calendars. The commissioners will elect new officers at the meeting.

The Washington Post has a little more info about yesterday's early morning weirdness in which a man attempting to elude police (who say they were not actually chasing him at the time) struck several cars in the 1700 block of H Street. Michael Anthony Burwell, 25, was arrested at the scene.

MPD released more information about the plan to broaden its sector based approach. The move takes effect this week. The goal is to "[bring] additional management accountability to districts and [allow] for faster dispatch, lower response times, and improved service to the community." Under this new model each patrol district will be divided "into three sectors with a sector being an informal grouping of Police Service Areas (PSAs).  Each sector will be led by a captain, who will report directly to their respective district commanders. Sector captains will be responsible for their assigned areas 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Lieutenants will share responsibility for overseeing the PSAs and personnel in their sector on any given shift. Please note that officers and sergeants will continue to be assigned to their current PSAs under the sector model."

The plan doesn't eliminate or replace PSAs, but the PSAs for the 5th and 6th Districts do get a slight revamping. Below are maps showing the old and new PSAs for the 5th District.

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Old PSAs

As you can you can see in the lower map, the big changes are that the Florida Avenue Market/Union Market area shift over from PSA 506 to PSA 501, and Ivy City moves from PSA 505 to PSA 506. 

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New PSAs

You'll notice in the much older map below that Ivy City and Trinidad (along with the Florida Avenue Market and Carver-Langston) were once included in the same PSA (504), so this isn't a completely new idea.
A long obsolete boundary map (from a bit over a decade ago) showing PSA 504

The new model should not effect services to the public, or operations or activities along those lines. It's supposed to just be an MPD internal change, and you can learn more about it from a page on MPD's website

As you can see,


Anonymous said...

We need the agenda for the meeting. This is due to poor leadership.

inked said...

I'd like to see an agenda too, and I can tell you the former Chair (who was was not re-elected to his commission seat) always had them out in a timely manner. I assume the tardiness is a result of the ANC being somewhat in transition. Newly elected commissions (and returning ones) were sworn in January, 2nd. Most commissions would probably have had a Committee of the Whole meeting already, but I don't know if ANC 5D has had one.