Important Phone Numbers
|Police, Fire, Medical Emergencies||911|
|The Mayor’s Citywide Call Center||311|
|DC Department of Behaviorial Health (Access HelpLine)||(888) 793-4357|
|DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency||(202) 727-6161|
|Poison Control Center||(800) 222-1222|
|DC Water and Sewer Authority (WASA)||(202) 612-3400 (emergencies)|
|PEPCO||(202) 872-3432 (emergencies) | (877) 737-2662 (power outages)|
|Washington Gas||(703) 750-1400 or (800) 752-7520 (emergencies)|
DC Metropolitan Police Department
The BCA is a strong supporter of the MPD. A senior officer of the Second Police District usually comes to the BCA annual meeting in November and to monthly meetings of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E to discuss crime statistics. Residents can engage in online discussions and receive crime reports by joining the Second District police-community Yahoo discussion group. For non-emergencies, contact the Second District at (202) 715-7300.
- Captain David Sledge is assigned to Burleith, which is in Police Service Area (PSA) 206, one of the Second District’s eight police “beats.” email@example.com | (202) 715-7364 (office) | (202) 423-0185 (cell)
- Watch Commander: (202) 438-4421
- Trena Carrington of the U.S. Attorney’s Office is Burleith’s community outreach prosecutor and serves as the liaison between the Second District and Burleith. firstname.lastname@example.org | (202) 252.7312
Burleith and Safety Awareness
Burleith has one of the lowest crime rates in the area. However, we do live in an urban environment and occasionally experience crimes such as thefts from cars and from unlocked houses and garages. Be proactive in preventing crime by following these steps:
- Always keep your doors locked, even when you are home.
- Provide plenty of lighting outside your house.
- Don't leave valuables in your cars.
- Be aware of your surroundings, especially if wearing headphones.
- If you feel in danger from someone following you, go immediately to the nearest house and ring the bell.
- Do not hesitate to call 911 right away if anything happens.
- Insist that the investigating officer make and file a report of the incident.
We urge you to convey any particular safety concerns to email@example.com. Please do this even if the DC Metropolitan Policy Department and/or Georgetown University have responded to your call. This allows us to keep our own, independent record of safety issues and related statistics.
DC Emergency Preparedness
The best way to keep yourself and your family safe is to be prepared before an emergency strikes. Visit DC’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency for resources, including Be Ready DC: A Guide to Family Preparedness. Sign up for AlertDC and receive alerts, notifications, and updates about traffic conditions, government closures, public safety incidents, severe weather, and other emergency situations.
- Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service (GERMS) provides free 24/7 emergency medical services and transportation to Burleith residents. | (202) 687-4357.
- SNAP Community Helpline: Call (202) 687-8413, 24/7, to report safety, noise, and other matters involving GU students or GU student-occupied homes in Burleith. If the responders find that the situation does not involve GU students, they will notify 311 on your behalf. BCA representatives serve on the Georgetown Community Partnership’s Safety & Student Life Working Group, which ensures that Burleith-specific concerns are regularly brought to the attention of GU officials, and that our community is involved in developing strategies to address safety issues.