Metropolitan Police Department Introduces New Police Service Areas
As part of the Metropolitan Police Department’s effort to revamp its community policy program, a major consolidation of police service areas officially went into effect in early May, which reconfigured the 12 PSAs of the first district — which includes Capitol Hill and its environs — into seven larger areas, in addition to slightly altering the overall boundaries of the district.
Citywide, the number of PSAs was reduced from 83 to 44, with no fewer than 21 officers assigned to each area. The new PSA map was approved after a period of public forum and a 60-day review by the D.C. City Council.
Following are the rough boundaries of the new first district PSAs:
• PSA 101 runs south from New York Avenue Northwest to Constitution Avenue and east-west from the Union Station rail yard to 17th Street Northwest.
• PSA 102 stretches south from Florida Avenue Northeast to East Capitol Street between Second Street Northeast/the Union Station rail yard and Ninth Street Northeast and Maryland Avenue.
• PSA 103 includes the area between Ninth Street Southeast running east to the Anacostia River and from Benning Road south to East Capitol Street.
• PSA 104 stretches south from D Street Northeast and Constitution Avenue Northwest all the way to Buzzard’s Point and west of Second Street Northeast to 17th Street Northwest.
• PSA 105 comprises the area south of East Capitol Street to the Anacostia River between South Capitol Street and Sixth Street Southeast.
• PSA 106 runs south of East Capitol Street to the Anacostia River between Sixth and 13th streets Southeast.
• PSA 107 includes the broad swath of land running south and east of East Capitol and 13th streets Southeast to the Anacostia River.
To view a detailed map of the new first district PSAs, go to mpdc.dc.gov/info/districts/ 1st/main.shtm. The First District station, located at 415 Fourth Street SW, can be reached at (202) 727-4655.
— Bree Hocking