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Hotlines, Tip Lines and Important Numbers

LOGO: Give 50 the 411
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Aside from 911, none of the hotlines listed below should be considered an emergency number. If you witness a crime in progress or have an emergency that requires the police, please call 911. 
For non-emergency inquiries or requests, please use the MPD Telephone Directory to locate the contact number.


MPD Hotlines
Hotline Phone Number Important Notes
911 Police Services 911 About 911
311 City Services 311 
  • Use  (202) 737-4404 of calling from outside DC
  • About 311
  • Dowload the APP and report issues using your smart phone or tablet.
Anonymous Tip Line  (202) 727-9099 This number is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Callers may request to remain anonymous.

Anonymously TEXT the MPD

Text message to 50411

Give 5-0 the 411 with the new Text Tip Line: 50411. Text messages are monitored by members of the department 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tips are then analyzed and passed on to the appropriate unit or division for follow-up. Because the tip line is anonymous, the sender will not receive a response to the original message.

Message and data rates may apply.

Child Abuse Hotline (202) 671-7233 (202) 671-SAFE if calling from a land line
Command Information Center  (202) 727-9099 24 Hour
Corruption Hotline (800) 298-4006  
Crime Solvers Tip Line (800) 673-2777 More about Crime Solvers
Hate Crimes Hotline (202) 727-0500 More about Hate Crimes

Firearm Tip Reward Program

Report an illegal fiream and get a reward

(202) 727-9099

More about the Firearm Tip Reward Programs

Gun Recovery Unit Task Force (202) 698-5662  
Operation TIPP
(Terrorist Incident Prevention Program)
(877) 968-9282 (877) YOU-WATCH if calling from a land line.
Public Information Office (202) 727-4383  

Police District TTY Phone Numbers

MPD District TTY Numbers



TTY Number

First District

101 M St., SW

(202) 727-8503

Second District

3320 Idaho Ave, NW

(202) 364-3961

Third District

1620 V St, NW

(202) 518-0008

Fourth District

6001 Georgia Ave, NW

(202) 722-1791

Fifth District

1805 Bladensburg Rd, NE

(202) 727-8727

Sixth District

100 42nd St, SE

(202) 398-5397

Seventh District

2455 Alabama Ave, SE

(202) 889-3574

Specialized Unit Phone Numbers

MPD Specialized Unit Numbers

Specialized Division


TTY Number

Family Services

1700 Rhode Island Ave, NE

(202) 526-2572

Family Services

501 New York Ave, NW

(202) 638-2673

Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit

300 Indiana Ave, NW, Rm. 5125

(202) 347-8164


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