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Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Administration

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ABCA's office will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth. We will reopen at 8:30 am on Thursday, June 20.

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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. ABCA does not register licensees in the program or coordinate staffing or billing.


The reimbursement percentage is 65 percent. 


Notice of Final Rulemaking