The Reimbursable Detail Subsidy Program is a District of Columbia public safety program for alcohol licensed:
- Restaurants, taverns, nightclubs, hotels and multipurpose facilities (on-premises establishments);
- Pub crawl events; and
- Outdoor events (licensed with a One Day Substantial Change License or a Temporary License)
As part of the program, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers police areas outside of on-premises establishments and outdoor events that are enrolled in the program.
ABRA pays 60 percent of the costs incurred by licensees for MPD officers working details under the program. The licensee would pay the remaining 40 percent of the costs. Reimbursements are covered during the following hours:
- On-premises retailer licensees are eligible for reimbursement from 11:30 pm-5 am, seven nights a week.
- Outdoor special events are eligible for reimbursement 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Complete details about the program are available online.
Licensees that want to enroll in the program or that need to make any changes to a current schedule should contact MPD by email or call (202) 576-6600.