eFoia Audit of Washington, D.C.

Web FOIA Compliance: Metropolitan Police Department

Government agencies in Washington, D.C., broadly ignore a 2001 law, which requires them to post 10 categories of public records on their websites, according to a public records audit conducted by the D.C. Open Government Coalition in conjunction with the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University.

Public Information What's on the Website Link
How to FOIA
There is a Open Government and FOIA link from the homepage. click here
Employee information: names, titles, salaries, dates of employment
Includes link from FOIA and Open Government page to all city employees' salaries, include police department employee salaries, but PDF document doesn't allow you to search by name. click here
Staff manuals, instructions Nothing found.
Final opinions, orders Some Orders are posted as Directives for Public Release. click here
Interpretations of policies, rules, acts Some General Orders are posted under Directives for Public Release. click here
Regulatory and enforcement correspondence The Services section links to information on firearms registration. click here
Account, voucher, contract information Nothing found.
Minutes, all proceedings Link to Minutes for the D.C. Police Officers Standards and Training Board page under In the Community tab. click here
Frequently requested FOIA records Nothing found.
General index of records to be posted online Nothing found.

FOIA CONTACT Information

Donald Kaufman
Metropolitan Police Department
300 Indiana Avenue NW
Room 4153
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 727-3721
Email: Traci.Hughes@dc.gov

Primary research for this audit was conducted by Howard University journalism students LeeSandra Alexandre and Melissa Noel while interning at the Workshop. The project was edited by Pete Weitzel, who is a board member at the DCOGC and a former managing editor of the Miami Herald. FOIA contact information is from DCOGC.