Mayor Bowser and MPD to Announce Tracking Tag Distribution Program

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

(Washington, DC) – On Wednesday, November 1 at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) will announce a pilot program to provide District drivers in selected areas with free digital tracking tags for their vehicles. These tracking tags will assist MPD in locating and recovering missing or stolen vehicles and holding accountable those who steal them.

Residents in selected police service areas (PSAs) will be eligible to receive tracking tags for their vehicles during three separate distribution events and will be required to show proof of residence within selected PSAs to qualify. 

This tracking tag distribution pilot follows MPD’s expanded wheel-lock distribution program, the District’s partnership with Hyundai this summer to upgrade over 1,100 vehicles with new anti-theft software, and the dash cam distribution program for local rideshare and mobile delivery drivers.

Mayor Muriel Bowser 
Lindsey Appiah, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice
Pamela A. Smith, Acting Chief of Police, Metropolitan Police Department
Wednesday, November 1 at 11 am 
MPD Sixth District Distribution and Install Site
Rear Parking Lot
3200 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
*Closest Bus Lines: S35, D51, M6*
*Closest Bikeshare: Branch & Pennsylvania Ave SE*

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 view the event, visit tune in on Channel 16 (DCN) or watch on Mayor Bowser’s Facebook or Twitter. 

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