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“The Metropolitan Police Department announced today the results of Phase I: All Hands on Deck (AHOD) which began at 3 pm Friday, June 27 and continued through 6 am on Sunday, June 29, 2014.
“AHOD is about reducing violent crime,” said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. “We’ve made a substantial impact.”
Violent crime was down 27 percent for this AHOD weekend compared to the same weekend last year in June 2013.
Dates for AHODs are selected based on predictive analysis using past data to indicate when violence is likely to occur. Resources are deployed accordingly. Four additional AHODs are scheduled for 2014.
During AHOD, all available sworn MPD personnel were on patrol throughout the District emphasizing community policing, focused law enforcement and community outreach. This included increased foot beats, detectives following up on cases, and recruits passing out specific crime related information. There is no overtime associated with AHOD.”
Ed. Note: This weekend also saw an armed car jacking and 5 shootings (1 homicide with an arrest made.)