Public safety

In an emergency, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 311.


Eckington is located in MPD’s Fifth District, which is headquartered at 1805 Bladensburg Road, NE, Washington, DC 20002. You can reach the station desk at (202) 698-0150 and the Fifth District Watch Commander at (202) 347-4392.

The Fifth District sends out alerts and updates on its google group. There is also a citizens’ advisory council for the Fifth District that meets every 4th Tuesday at 7pm at the Fifth District headquarters. Please contact them at for more information or to express any concerns.

Public Utilities

Pepco (electricity): (877) PEPCO-62
DC Water: (202) 612-3400
Washington Gas:  For gas leaks call 911 or 844-WASHGAS (844-927-4427) (and select option 1).

Other Requests

Request City Services using “311 Online” – from graffiti removal to rat abatement to tree removal or planting requests, you can request it all using

For leaf collection, bulk trash collection, and other waste issues, contact D.C.’s Department of Public Works at You can also find out the pick-up day for your trash and recycling