Video: Town Hall with MPD Chief Pamela Smith

Councilmember Nadeau hosted a town hall with Police Chief Pamela Smith where residents were able to ask questions about her vision and strategies for reducing crime in our Ward 1 neighborhoods. More than 100 people attended and over 350 viewed it online. The Chief spoke about how she is allocating police resources – officers, mobile cameras, and other resources – throughout the District, how she’s working to get officers out of their cars and speaking with residents and business owners, and other methods of policing, how her department handles drug arrests, and how MPD works with other agencies.


Councilmember Nadeau sent the following letter to the City Administrator and the Director of the Office of Unified Communications on Tuesday to express her deep concern over the 911 dispatch center's ongoing failure to dispatch assistance where it is needed. She called the failures "alarming and unacceptable."
Traffic safety is public safety. Working together with DPW, we are making it harder to be a dangerous driver in D.C.
Over the past year, my Council colleagues and I have been laser-focused on improving public safety in the District. Every Ward 1 resident deserves to feel safe in their home and their neighborhood. I’d like to provide you with this update on my work in this critical area.

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