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MPD Out For All Hands On Deck Weekend

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By Rebecca Blatt

People out and about in the District this weekend may notice a stepped up police presence. It's part of the city's All Hands on Deck program.

The program intends to address spikes in crime often seen during the summer months. All available sworn Metropolitan Police Department personnel will be on patrol through 6 a.m. Sunday. That includes officers on foot beats, homicide detectives following up on cases and recruits passing out crime-related information. The emphasis is on community policing and community outreach.

This is the second all hands on deck weekend of the year. During the first one, in May, police made 470 arrests, recovered nine firearms and seized more than $38,000 worth of illegal drugs.

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