Comm. Sydelle Moore represented ANC 5D as Mayor Bowser officially announced that Carver, Langston, Kingman Park and Trinidad will all receive additional anti-crime resources this summer. Within hours of taking office in January 2019, ANC 5D petitioned the Deputy Mayor of Public Safety to include the hardest hit communities in our area with additional resources to combat crime. This is the first time in the history of ANC 5D that all commissioners have unanimously supported the Summer Crime Initiative.
Not only does the Summer Crime Prevention Initiative (SCI) bring additional police resources to communities struggling with violent crime, but mental health, addiction, job outreach and other wrap-around services. Comm. Moore met with violence interrupters, religious leaders, MPD and healthcare providers to encourage collaboration and discuss strategies for best utilizing these additional resources after the announcement. Since the new ANC 5D commission was seated in January, the Carver and Langston communities have not had any murders. Thanks to the new, collaborative approach of ANC 5D commissioners, this is the first time our community has made it through the first quarter of the year without a homicide in more than a decade. While the city overall has seen an uptick in homicides, our community continues to see an astonishing decrease in not only homicides, but violent as well as property crimes.
Below you can view the mayor's full press conference as well as a map of the area to be included in this summer's initiative.
2019 SCI Map
Violent Crime Continues Sharp Decline