Joel Maupin, Chief
1133 North Capitol Street, N.E., 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Telephone: (202) 535-2575
Fax: (202) 535-2144

The Office of District of Columbia Authority Police Department (DCHAPD) was created in 1995 to increase security for residents of public housing through a grassroots approach to community policing.

The DCHAPD exists to serve all people with respect, fairness, and sensitivity. It is committed to the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property, and the preservation of peace and safety in and around public housing in the District of Columbia.

The DCHAPD recognizes the challenges inherent in ensuring community safety for residents of public housing and the extended communities in which residents live. The DCHAPD works in partnership with DCHA residents, the larger community and the Metropolitan Police Department to meet this challenge.

The DCHAPD nurtures community trust, particularly the trust of DCHA residents, by holding itself to the highest standards of performance and ethics. It is committed to providing public safety services that are of the highest quality and responsive to the needs of the DCHA community.

Organization and Structure

The DCHAPD is a fully operational 24-hour police force which covers fixed security stations and conducts police patrols throughout the city’s public housing developments. Headed by Chief of Police Joel Maupin, the DCHAPD is staffed with:

  • Sworn police officers who have concurrent jurisdiction with MPD throughout the District of Columbia
  • Special police officers Commissioned by the Mayor of the District of Columbia to have full arrest powers on DCHA properties
  • Security officers who screen visitors at DCHA developments
  • Civilian administrative support personnel

Confidential Hotline number: (202) 535-2222.

Last modified: 1/9/2015 8:05:32 AM