Looks like our neighbors are tired of hearing about how awesome our slices of Philly P’s are. In response to a large number of neighbor complaints, DPS officers have been patrolling the Prospect, 35 Street, and 36 Street corridors to crack down on late-night student noise.
Denise Cunningham, President of the Citizens Association of Georgetown, first referenced the patrols in the May 2009 CAG newsletter [PDF]:
Community representatives meet with Georgetown personnel monthly and this topic has long been on the agenda. It was also discussed at great length with President Jack DeGoia at a recent meeting where very candid and helpful dialogue took place. The topics at the top of the list are student housing, student behavior and transportation.
A very positive recent result from these meetings is the installation of roaming Department of Public Safety officers on the Prospect, 35th and 36th street corridors to shut down late night noise from students making their way back to campus.
In an e-mail, Associate Director of the Department of Public Safety Joseph Smith confirmed that DPS officers have been patrolling all areas of West Georgetown that are University-owned.
Smith wrote that when the officers come across students being too loud, they will “diplomatically seek their compliance.” He also said that officers do not routinely issue citations for noise, but may take down a student’s information “when appropriate.”