MPD Corner

*Preventing School Burglaries and Thefts
MPD has reported an increase in burglaries and thefts at schools.  Click here for information on ways to prevent such incidents.
*Information Sheet About Gangs
MPD has provided a fact sheet that with information about gangs.  Click here for information to share with teachers, students and parents.
*MPD School Safety Division Contact List
MPD’s School Safety Division has been working with charter schools to help ensure the safety of all in the school community. Click here for a contact list of the MPD school safety division.

*Guns in Charter Schools
MPD is concerned about the increase of guns in charter schools especially within the last month.  Click here for more information from MPD about proper security procedures.
Charter School Early Dismissal
In an effort to assist schools with safe passages for students during dismissal, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) would like to know when public charter schools have early dismissal. Complete this form here.  If you have questions email Audrey Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Get Emergency Alerts
AlertDC is the official DC communications system that sends emergency alerts, notification, and updates to your electronic devices. When an incident or emergency occurs, District officials can quickly notify you using this emergency alert and warning system. Sign up here to get the alerts you want for the geographic areas around your school community.
Bomb Threat Protocol
In all bomb threat or explosive device situations, to minimize the danger of life and property, all school personnel must be prepared to carry out plans to assess and address the threat. Please see the DHS-DOJ Bomb Threat Guidance Brochure here. If there are any questions regarding the substance of the protocol, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the words “Bomb Threat Protocol Question” in the subject line. 


U.S. Department of Education

Library of Congress

Office of the State Superintendent of Education

National Association of Charter School Authorizers

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Student Support Center

DC Public Charter School Board

Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS)

The DC Special Education Co-operative

Building Hope

New Schools Venture Fund

New Leaders for New Schools

National Council on Educating Black Children

Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education