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Mayor Bowser to Kick Off Summer Crime Initiative at Community Public Safety Walk in Ward 8

Sunday, April 22, 2018

(Washington, DC) – On Monday, April 23, at 3 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will kick off the Summer Crime Initiative (SCI) – a coordinated effort to reduce violent crime through strategic prevention and focused enforcement in specific areas across the District. Every year for nearly ten years, the Metropolitan Police Department has identified five to six focus areas that have experienced a high density of violence and utilized all available resources, including collaborative outreach, to prevent violent crime in those areas during the summer months.

Following the press conference, the Mayor will be joined by Administration officials to participate in a community public safety walk in Ward 8. During the walk, Mayor Bowser will address neighborhood concerns and hear from DC residents and business owners in the Washington Highlands neighborhood. Starting location of the walk will begin at 4225 6th Street, SE, the future site of Ward 8 Short-Term Family Housing.


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Kevin Donahue, Deputy Mayor, Public Safety and Justice
Peter Newsham, Chief, Metropolitan Police Department
Del McFadden, Executive Director, Safer Stronger DC Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement
Administration Officials


Monday, April 23, at 3 pm


Starting Location: 4225 6th Street, SE
Ending Location: Ferebee Hope Recreation Center (3999 8th Street, SE)
*Closest Metros: Congress Heights and Southern Avenue Metro Stations*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].