Service Districts

Washington, DC is divided into seven police districts. These districts are further divided into what are called Police Service Areas (PSAs), which are patrolled by the Metropolitan Police Department branch station of that district. Gallaudet University is located within the 5th District. The 5th District is further divided into five PSAs. Therefore, Gallaudet University is specifically located within PSA 504, which is bounded by New York Ave to the west and north, Florida Ave. and Benning Road to the south, and the Anacostia River 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

(202) 698-0289 (Voice)
(202) 727-5437 (TTY)
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, and 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, N.W.
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.

Special Liaison Branch's Listserv with YahooGroups:

  • Crime tips
  • Community discussions
  • Crime summaries

The Special Liaison Branch community listserv was developed to communicate with residents of Washington, D.C. on issues that affect the Asian, Latino, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities.

If you would like to be become a member of this Listserv, there are two simple steps to follow:

  1. Send a blank email message to the following email account:
  2. A message will be sent to your email account from Yahoo Groups asking you to confirm your membership.
  3. Once you send confirmation, you are ready to get started.

Once you have joined, in order to send a message to the group, address the message to: