This post isnt about that getaway to the British Virgin Islands, Cuba, or even Iraq.
Crime Reduction Hot Spots affect our neighborhoods, including Eckington
In February 2004, Mayor Anthony A. Williams launched a program to combat crime and rebuild some of the District of Columbia's most troubled neighborhoods. Called the "Hot Spot Initiative," the effort brings together the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), a range of other city government agencies, and the private and non-profit sectors for a focused attack on both crime and the underlying conditions that can breed crime in the geographically compact "hot spots" located throughout DC.
The Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services and the Metropolitan Police Department operate the Hot Spot Initiative jointly. In each hot spot, the MPD assigns additional patrols (vehicle, bicycle, and foot), deploys specialized units (such as narcotics, gangs, prostitution, and vehicle theft), conducts criminal investigations, and manages problem-solving efforts. Neighborhood Services coordinates the efforts of other government agencies through individual Neighborhood Services Coordinators assigned to each of DC's eight wards.