Friday, July 27, 2012
Capitol Hill Police Presence
We live in a neighborhood with exceptional police presence, for obvious reasons. There are Metro police, DC police, and Capitol police circulating around in cars, vans, motorcycles, bicycles, and on foot. Every day at work it feels like I am going through airport security, except for the pat downs. In Milwaukee, we saw a police car once in while, and rarely stopping at a house in the neighborhood- except when we visited back home this month, a police officer stopped to buy some lemonade from the kids. Since we've been back the sirens have been blasting, and the police are ever present. We are even on a list serve that sends several messages a day from the DC Police Department about nonsense happening on Capitol Hill. And it's not so unusual to find not one, but two or three cars in the circle driveway. I don't really want to know why they are there- just glad they get there when they are needed.