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ABRA's office will be closed Monday, October 10 in observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day. We will reopen at 8:30 am on Tuesday, October 11.

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Reimbursable Detail Subsidy Program

The Reimbursable Detail Subsidy Program is a public safety initiative, coordinated by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), that details MPD officers to patrol the outside of on-premises establishments (Monday-Sunday, 11:30 p.m.-5:00 a.m.) and at outdoor events (Monday-Sunday, 24-hours).


Eligible parties include: 

  • On-premises retailers including alcohol licensed restaurants, taverns, nightclubs, hotels, and multipurpose facilities
  • Pub crawl organizers with a Pub Crawl License
  • Outdoor events organizers with a One-Day Substantial Change License or a Temporary License
  • DC Business Improvement Districts
  • DC Main Streets 

To Enroll

Contact MPD by email or phone at (202) 576-6600. ABRA does not register licensees in the program or coordinate staffing or billing.


To ensure adequate funding remains available to fund the program for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2022, the reimbursable percentage shall decrease from 65 to 50 percent, effective August 8 through September 30, 2022. On October 1, the reimbursement percentage shall be restored to 65 percent.