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 FOIA Request link on the home page. click here
Employee information: names, titles, salaries, dates of emloyment
Nothing found.
Staff manuals, instructions Some General Orders are posted as Directives for Public Release. There is also a link to the Police section of the DC Municipal Register. click here
Final opinions, orders Not applicable.
Interpretations of policies, rules, acts Some General Orders are posted under Directives for Public Release. click here
Regulatory and enforcement correspondence There is a section providing information on how to obtain police reports in accident, incident, offense and domestic abuse cases. District crime data, including weekly arrest reports and the annual index crime data, are posted. click here
Account, voucher, contract information Nothing found.
Minutes, all proceedings Not applicable.
Frequently requested FOIA records Nothing found.
General index of records to be posted online Nothing found.

FOIA CONTACT Information

Traci Hughes
Metropolitan Police Department
300 Indiana Avenue NW
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 727-9346
Fax: (202) 727-4822
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.