Washington, D.C. at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Metropolitan Police Department

  • 3,766 Officers
  • 700 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 5.29 Washington, D.C.
  • 2.3 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the Metropolitan Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated September 6, 2022


We identified over $803.8M in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

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Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Washington, D.C.
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$3,125,000.00 10/1/2021
9/30/2026
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, GOVERNMENT OF FY21 COPS HIRING PROGRAM (CHP) Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime
$57,030,222.00 9/1/2021
8/31/2024
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, GOVERNMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency 97.067 Homeland Security Grant Program Prime
$198,127.00 9/1/2021
8/31/2023
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, GOVERNMENT OF DC METROPOLITAN DE-ESCALATION TRAINING PROJECT Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime
$124,915.00 9/1/2021
8/31/2023
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, GOVERNMENT OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA LEMHWA PROJECT Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime

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Military equipment transfers


We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated January 25, 2022

Settlements

We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in $32,100,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2021

D.C. will pay $1.6 million to settle two lawsuits that alleged the D.C. police department engaged in false arrests, excessive force, and unlawful conditions of confinement for those arrested during demonstrations on Inauguration Day in 2017.

More than 100 protestors alleged that police officers used excessive force such as chemical irritants, batons, and grenades when handling demonstrators.

Compensation
$1,600,000.00
2010 - 2014

Between 2010 and 2014, the District of Columbia spent $30.5 million on police misconduct cases.

In 2015, The Wall Street Journal released an analysis of settlement totals from instances of police misconduct among the ten largest local police departments in the nation. Many of the cases involved in the analysis involved alleged beatings, shootings, and wrongful imprisonment. The analysis determined that, between 2010 and 2014, the District of Columbia spent $30.5 million on police misconduct cases. A separate analysis conducted by The Washington Post determined that the city spent $31.6 million between 2005 and 2016 on court judgments or settlements in 173 cases alleging police misconduct.

Compensation
$30,500,000.00