The Metropolitan Police Department is asking Washington's gay community to offer input before finalizing any plans to ''enhance'' access to all of its liaison units, including the Gay & Lesbian Liaison Unit. The MPD has released eight dates for upcoming meetings, between late July and early August in all of seven of D.C.'s police districts. Those who are unable to attend the meetings are asked to e-mail questions and concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
''Ultimately, the goal is to improve the means by which MPD meets the public safety needs of every resident who calls for service,'' D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said in a press release.
''I believe that with the input of the community, we can accomplish this goal. I look forward to meeting with the leaders of the GLBT, Latino and Asian communities to formulate a plan to expand MPD's specialized units in a way that will address the unique concerns of our diverse population.''
For more information visit www.mpdc.dc.gov
MPD'S GLLU Community Meeting Schedule
August 6, 7 to 9 p.m.
Metro Teen AIDS
651 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Contact: Anne Hoye, 202-543-9355
July 23, 7 to 9 p.m.
Univ. of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Ave., NW
Building 38, Windows Lounge
Contact: Pat Chisley, 202-274-5576
July 21, 1 to 3 p.m.
Metropolitan Community Church
474 Ridge St., NW
Contact: Rev. Candace Shultis, 202-638-7373
Third and Fourth Districts
July 24, 7 to 9 p.m.
Us Helping Us -- People Into Living
3636 Georgia Ave., NW
Contact: Ken Pettigrew, 202-446-1121
August 1, 7 to 9 p.m.
Emery Recreation Center
5701 Georgia Ave., NW
Contact: Sean Conley, 202-576-3211
August 2, 7 to 9 p.m.
Jordan Student Academic Center
Contact: Cpt. P. Rader, 202-651-5936 or 202-651-5444
July 26, 7 to 9 p.m.
Marshall Heights Community Development Organization
3939 Benning Rd., NE
Contact: Doreen Wilkinson, 202-396-1200
July 31, 7 to 9 p.m.
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Contact: Beverly Carroll 202-889-5901