BID to Host Aug. 15 Public Safety Meeting

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The Metropolitan Police Department's Second District Commander Duncan Bedlion is flanked by Assistant Chief Robert Contee and Chief Peter Newsham. Courtesy MPD.

The Georgetown Business Improvement District and the Metropolitan Police Department will hold a public safety meeting at noon on Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Georgetown BID office, 1000 Potomac St. NW, Suite 122.

BID President and CEO Joe Sternlieb and Operations Director John Wiebenson will introduce several MPD officers, who will discuss public safety concerns.

One of BID’s missions is to be in “continuous communication and partnership with the DC Metropolitan Police Department and advocate for appropriate police coverage.” This meeting will be the chance for business owners, office workers and residents to learn more about crime-fighting efforts in Georgetown and voice their concerns.

Among the MPD officers attending will be Duncan Bedlion, commander of MPD’s Second District since the beginning of the year. Located within Northwest Washington, the Second District runs from the Potomac River to Western Avenue and includes the White House, the vice president’s house and many residential neighborhoods, including Georgetown.

The meeting will also cover the availability of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency training and workshops. Along with other duties, HSEMA is the D.C. agency that issues emergency alerts via email or text through its Alert DC program.

RSVP to jwiebenson@georgetowndc.com. Lunch will be served.

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