18 Oct Code 3 Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Metropolitan Police’s Gun Recovery Unit

October 11, 2017 (Washington, DC) – Today, more than 100 guests attended an awards ceremony hosted by Code 3 celebrating the accomplishments of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Gun Recovery Unit (GRU) over the past decade.

“The Metropolitan Police’s Gun Recovery Unit is an exemplary approach to addressing the threats posed by illegal weapons in our region,” said Dale Sutherland, Code 3 founder & president. “We are incredibly grateful for the commitment, dedication and bravery of the men and women who are working hard to safeguard our communities.”

Established in 2010 and led by Sergeant Curt Sloan, a total of 60 police officers serve in the GRU, which has significantly increased safety in the nation’s capital by making more than 4,000 arrests, seizing more than 3,800 illegal firearms and over 53,000 rounds of ammunition.

The awards ceremony was held at the Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown and attended by approximately 120 guests.

At the event, DC Police Chief Peter Newsham presented the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation with the Outstanding Citizenship Award in recognition of the Foundation’s overwhelming support and continued partnership to ensure the health, safety and vitality of the Washington, DC Metropolitan region.

About Code 3

Code 3 was founded in 2015 to foster mutual trust and collaboration among police departments and the communities they serve. With decades of experience in law enforcement and community affairs, we serve as connectors between cops and citizens, breaking down barriers and creating new opportunities to advance solutions to local challenges. For more information, visit www.code3forchange.org.

View video that was shown as the awards presentation to build awareness and highlight the accomplishments of the Gun Recovery Unit here.