Code of the District of Columbia

§ 5–303. Public information program; priority at the scene.

(a) The Chief of Police shall establish a continuing public information program to inform the public, at a minimum, of which police agencies located in the District of Columbia have authority to make arrests anywhere in the District.

(b) Any cooperative agreement with a federal law enforcement agency shall include procedures that establish clearly which agency has priority at the scene. In addition, before entering into a cooperative agreement, the Chief of Police shall make a finding as to:

(1) Whether misconduct by the federal officers should be covered by the Police Complaint Board; and

(2) Whether the public information program should be supplemented to inform the public of information concerning the specific cooperative agreement, and if so, how.