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12-19-96 Joined with the Mayor, the City Council, the Chief Judge of the Superior Court, the Corporation Council, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, and the Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority to create a unique partnership to address the public safety crisis facing the District of Columbia. ( MOU Partners)
12-28-96 The consulting firm of Booz-Allen & Hamilton was retained to conduct an extensive review of MPD organization and operations.
02-03-97 Began the process of establishing a sub-station for the Sixth District.
02-26-97 Mayoral delegation to the Chief of Police the personnel, budget, and procurement authority necessary to implement changes in the MPD.
02-26-97 Appointed a new management team made up of three newly appointed Assistant Chiefs of Police.
03-01-97 Established a new Mission Statement for the Metropolitan Police Department.
03-01-97 Developed a new Charter for the Metropolitan Police Department that empowers the Office of the Chief of Police.
03-07-97 In conjunction with the Enhanced Enforcement Initiative, established a zero tolerance approach to crime and order maintenance problems.
03-07-97 Initiated the Enhanced Enforcement Effort that redeployed 400 sworn personnel into seven areas of the city that experienced the highest rates of crime and violence.
03-24-97 Suspended the 28 day scheduling policy for sworn members of the department. This enables the department to deploy officers more rapidly to crime areas.
04-03-97 Issuance of Base-Line Report: Crime Fighting Efforts in the District of Columbia.
04-06-97 Established a new Commander's rank with additional compensation, resulting in greater accountability being placed on commanders.
04-14-97 Formed an MPD new operating model development team to work with Booz-Allen & Hamilton to develop a new policing model for the District of Columbia.
04-15-97 Implemented a program to improve the dissemination of accident reports to citizens that have been received from the patrol districts and the Special Operations Division.
04-21-97 Began training 122 new Crime Scene Search Officers to provide more efficient service to the citizens of the District of Columbia.
06-01-97 In conjunction with the D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence established a Domestic Violence Hot-Line. Funding for this initiative obtained through a federal VAWA grant.
06-08-97 Centralized the Vending Unit function into the Special Operations Division. The Vending Unit also provides vending recertification and enforcement training for officers assigned to the PSAs.
06-15-97 Implemented a new case review system for all cases of juvenile abuse and neglect.
07-06-96 To better utilize personnel and resources, the K-9 function was transferred to the Special Operations Division.
07-06-97 Implemented a new operating model for the Metropolitan Police Department: Established 83 Police Service Areas (PSA) to replace the obsolete 138 scout car areas.
07-22-97 Initiated a crime patrol program within the Special Operations Division which deploys personnel from all branches of SOD to various Police Services Areas throughout the city that have the highest instances of violent crime and/or homicides.
07-23-97 The Intelligence Branch, CID, was relocated from the FBI Washington Field Office to MPD Headquarters as a part of the restructuring of CID.
08-03-97 Fifteen additional Crime Scene Search Officers were assigned to the Mobile Crime Laboratory to assist in the back log of fingerprint/evidence cases.
08-08-97 Began the process of developing a blueprint for Community Involvement Strategy to enhance community involvement with the department. This includes such activities as organizing community groups and receiving input from citizens concerning problems on which the MPD should focus.
08-10-97 The Warrant Section of the Special Operations Division was reassigned to the Criminal Investigations Division to enhance the CID capabilities to identify, track, and arrest the most violent gang members in the city.
08-10-97 The Youth and Family Services Division established a centralized juvenile processing system for the handling of all juveniles arrested within the District of Columbia. This change improves overall prisoner processing and eliminates backlogs in the Central Cell Block. This new process allows PSA officers to return to the PSA areas within one hour, thereby freeing officers up for patrol, community policing, and problem solving.
08-12-97 A two day training program was conducted for the 83 sergeants who are assigned as beat leaders for the PSAs.
08-19-97 A two day problem-solving training program was implemented for all members of the department who are assigned to the PSAs. The training will continue through January, 1998.
08-25-97 Updated the insignia and markings on new marked patrol vehicles.
08-28-97 Community Work Stations were established in 19 Safeway stores through the District of Columbia.
08-31-97 Established mandatory minimum staffing requirements for each of the department's 83 PSAs to ensure that street-level PSA staffing is the highest operational priority in each of the seven patrol districts.
09-01-97 Initiated Operation Freshstart, a program designed to establish trust and respect in the community among the Alliance of Concerned Men, the MPD, and gang and former gang members who are mentored by the Alliance and wish to turn their lives around. The program allows members of the Alliance and current and former gang members to work closely with the YFSD Warrant Unit in order that they may turn themselves in and eliminate confrontations with the police.
09-01-97 Redeployed twenty sworn personnel from the Identification and Records Division and the | Communications Division to the patrol districts.
09-01-97 Purchased 660 pagers for issuance to PSA personnel for the implementation of community policing. Funding for 400 of the pagers was provided by Comprehensive Community Programs grant funds.
09-01-97 Developed training curriculum for personnel assigned to the seven patrol districts.
09-01-97 Metropolitan Police Boys and Girls Club supervisors began attending PSA community meetings being held within the districts.
09-05-97 A Homicide Investigations Review Board comprised of distinguished homicide investigation experts was created to conduct a two week review of the MPD Homicide Branch.
09-08-97 Began recertification process of 58 MPD Crime Scene Search Officers, 12 Metro Transit Officers, and 5 U.S. Secret Service Officers.
09-08-97 Initial implementation of the Performance Focused Management System to establish organizational performance targets and to measure and manage performance.
09-14-97 All officials of the Homicide Branch and patrol district homicide units were replaced with a new management team.
09-15-97 The staff review function was reassigned to the Identification and Records Division to improve productivity and overall service to the district's PSAs.
09-19-97 Established a partnership with the Department of Public Works to assist the MPD with the removal of trash and debris from specific locations, and the removal of abandoned autos.
09-22-97 I Initiated search for Homicide Branch commander.
09-22-97 A regional basic Homicide Investigators class was established.
09-22-97 Additional domestic violence investigators selected.
10-02-97 Began implementation of a three phase plan to improve the supervision and management of homicide investigations.
10-02-97 Began to develop operational plans for a combined effort by Parole/Probation and MPD in targeted areas of the city.
10-06-97 In support of the district PSAs, four DARE officers were assigned to 13 elementary schools in the District of Columbia. Also in support of the PSAs, eight GREAT officers were | assigned t 20 junior high schools.
10-06-97 Began using new computer equipment received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. This system enhances the Youth and Family Services Division capability to track and manage its case load and allows internet access to the NCMEC data base.
10-06-97 Established a Sex Offender Registry in compliance with DC Law 11-274, Sex Offender Registration Act of 1996.
10-08-97 Began an implementation review process to evaluate the MPD's progress in implementing the new district operating model and to communicate the initial review results to the department's executive staff .
10-09-97 Implemented the YouthLink Program to provide a linkage of key information regarding missing juveniles and juvenile abscounderers tot the patrol districts to reduce youth victimization and crime.
10-13-97 Detailed one Sex Squad investigator to the Child Advocacy Center, U.S. Attorney's Office, to maximize inter-agency cooperation and enhance intelligence gathering on child sexual abuse cases.
10-17-97 Established the Homicide Investigations Development Team comprised of 14 members to develop a new operating model for the department's Homicide Branch.
04-04-97 The Dream City Foundation, Inc. was established to raise funds for the purchase of safety and related equipment for department personnel.
06-01-97 Began process to survey 200 police vehicles that are no longer serviceable for law enforcement purposes.
07-01-97 The City Watch Community Notification System (Reverse 911) became operational. The program can be used to notify citizens by telephone of critical events occurring in their community. Funding for this initiative provided by Comprehensive Community Programs grant funds.
07-01-97 Procurement completed, contract awarded, and project started for Distributed Identification of prisoners at the patrol districts. System to become operational in February, 1998.
07-02-97 Software upgraded for the department's Computer Aided Dispatch system in the I Communications Division.
07-15-97 Purchased and instituted Missing Person Unit case tracking software for the Youth and Family Services Division. The new software will enable the department to better track and manage missing person cases.
07-15-97 Developed the Fleet Management Baseline Analysis and Blueprint. Report contains recommendations to enhance management controls and improve maintenance performance. It is estimated that recommended improvements will take up to six months to implement.
07-21-97 Computers and software purchased to install Domestic Violence Satellite Training at the patrol districts, SOD, Communications Division, and the Criminal Investigations Division. Funding for this initiative provided by a federal grant.
07-21-97 Developed the Identification and Records Division Baseline and Blueprint. Contains l I records management improvements that are achievable in next six months.
07-28-97 To assist the MPD in the procurement of supplies and equipment, two specialists from GSA were assigned to provide on-site support to the Office of Finance and Budget.
08-06-97 Developed an infrastructure redesign blueprint for the Property Division. Contains recommendations to improve property control.
08-25-97 Announced a national search for a professional to oversee the Information Services Division.
08-25-97 Announced a national search for a professional to oversee the Technical Services Bureau.
09-15-97 Purchased seven Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD) machines to ensure equal access to 911 for the deaf and hearing impaired.
09-19-97 GTE selected as the vendor to develop the MPD records management system, mobile computing, and automated reporting.
09-22-97 Completed programming and communications modifications for TACIS migration to new UNIX platform.
09-23-97 Implementation of streamlined process for the requisition of supplies, equipment, and services. (PD 160)
09-25-97 FBI conducted training for MPD staff on minimum standards for Interstate Identification Index Participation.
10-12-97 WACIIS computer system and function was reassigned to the Information Services Division to streamline computer communications and hardware utilization.
10-20-97 Identification and Records Division on line to TACIS.
01-24-97 Eleven civilian employees of the Office of Finance and Budget were recommended terminated for failure to meet job qualifications.
04-14-97 Established committee to review department's conduct and disciplinary rules and procedures.
05-12-97 Established a committee to review current civilian positions and make recommendations on positions currently held by sworn personnel.
05-16-97 Implemented the Random Drug Testing Program for sworn members of the MPD.
06-05-97 A one-day orientation training program was begun for MPD personnel regarding the new operating model.
06-12-97 Computers and software purchased to provide Judgmental Training for police recruits in Community Policing. Funding for this initiative provided by Comprehensive Community Programs grant funds.
07-06-97 A good faith 10 % pay raise was instituted for all sworn personnel. This pay raise elevated member's pay closer to the average pay of surrounding jurisdictions.
08-04-97 Conducted survey to ensure compliance with federal law concerning sworn members involvement in incidents of domestic violence.
08-29-97 Eleven sworn members of the MPD were recommended for termination for disciplinary reasons through the Chief's new personnel authority.
09-13-97 Three civilian employees of the Office of Finance and Budget were terminated for failure to meet job qualifications.
09-16-97 Submitted prepared emergency regulations governing changes to Chapter 8 of the DPM concerning personnel regulations.
09-24-97 Completed criminal history checks for sworn personnel in compliance with federal law I regarding weapons handling and domestic violence.
05-02-97 To provide security for MPD personnel during prisoner transport, 100 transport cages were purchased for MPD vehicles. Funding provided by the $15 million congressional appropriation.
05-05-97 To support the GSA procurement effort and the department's network system, 139 computer workstations were purchased. Funding provided by the $15 million congressional appropriation.
04-28-97 Received initial delivery of 400 state-of-the-art vests/body armor. Funding provided by the $15 million congressional appropriation.
06-23-97 The award to Printrak was issued for the enhancement of the Automated Fingerprint Information System. Funding provided by the $15 million congressional appropriation.
06-25-97 Began to receive the first of 160 Honda motorcycles. Funding provided by the $15 million congressional appropriation.
08-01-97 Received shipment of 150 new police cars to replenish fleet. Funding provided by the $15 million congressional appropriation.
09-15-97 Began the installation of new communications consoles in the department's communications center. Funding provided by the $15 million congressional appropriation.
Completion of the total project is scheduled for November 11, 1997.
07-21-97 177 Mobile Data Computers ordered for installation in police vehicles. Funding provided by the $15 million congressional appropriation and COPS More funds.
07-10-97 Took delivery of 12 Harley Davidson motor cycles. Funding provided by the $15 million congressional appropriation.
09-08-97 Seven new Ford vans were received to be used as prisoner transports for each of the of the seven patrol districts.
01-14-97 Twenty-five new Harley Davidson motorcycles with sidecars were deployed to the Special Operations Division to be used to escort the President of the United States.
09-27-97 The Property Division received 1,730 units of state-of-the-art body armor that were ordered for members. An additional 270 units are expected to be received within the next several weeks.
09-27-97 A new policy has been established for the replacement of body armor that are over 5 years old.
07-15-97 The purchase order was submitted to the Data General Corporation for the purchase of lap top computers, laser printers, and related software for access to the department's Washington Area Criminal Intelligence System. Funding provided by the $15 million congressional appropriation.
METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Preliminary Data Source: Metropolitan Police Department Tactical Crime Analysis Unit
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