En Español
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or (TTY) 1-800-787-3224

Where to Find Help

UPDATED June 13, 2016

Sheriff Departments

District of Columbia

Print this page

Before your civil protection order can take effect, you must have your papers served to the abuser.

There are no sheriff departments in Washington, D.C., so you must have your papers served at your local Police Department.  The Metropolitan Police Department does service of protection order petitions.  In addition, the Domestic Violence Unit has a gentleman's agreement with Montgomery/Prince Georges County Sheriff's Department to accomplish service free of charge.

Check with the court clerk at the court where you filed for your protection order, since the court may be able to send the paperwork to the police department, saving you the trip.

For more information on how to get civil protection order in Washington, D.C., check the Restraining Orders page on our website, or contact the clerk of the court in the superior court.  For a list of D.C. courts, check the DC Courthouse Locations page on our site.  Listed below are telephone numbers and addresses for police departments in Washington, D.C. You may be able to find more up-to-date listings for police departments on the Metropolitan Police Department website.

1st District Station
101 M Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (202) 698-0555
Phone: (202) 698-0068

2nd District Station
3320 Idaho Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: (202) 715-7300
Fax: (202) 715-7382

3rd District Station
1620 V Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 673-6815
Fax: (202) 673-7630

4th District Station
6001 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20011
Phone: (202) 715-7400
Phone: (202) 576-8222
Fax: (202) 715-7406

5th District Station
1805 Bladensburg Road NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 698-0150
Fax: (202) 727-8453

6th District Station
5002 Hayes Street NE
Washington, DC 20019
Phone: (202) 698-0880
Phone: (202) 698-2088
Fax: Fax: (202) 727-8223

7th District Station
2455 Alabama Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20020
Phone: (202) 698-1500
Fax: (202) 645-0020

back to top