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Mayor Bowser to Attend Metropolitan Police Department’s Active Bystander for Law Enforcement Training Demonstration

Sunday, October 17, 2021

(Washington, DC) – On Monday, October 18, at 12 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Chief Robert J. Contee, III of the Metropolitan Police Department, will hold a press conference to highlight the Metropolitan Police Department’s Active Bystander for Law Enforcement (ABLE) training.

The training prepares officers to successfully intervene to prevent harm and to create a law enforcement culture that supports peer intervention.


Monday, October 18, 2021 at 12 pm


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Chief Robert J. Contee, III, Metropolitan Police Department
Chris Geldart, Deputy Mayor, Public Safety and Justice


Metropolitan Police Academy
4665 Blue Plains Drive, SW
*Closest Bus Route: A4*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event to watch from a safe, virtual space. To view event online visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN) or any of the social media platforms below.

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