NEWS: ANC 2B appoints Public Safety Liaisons

At our April 18, 2012 Special Meeting, the Dupont Circle ANC formally appointed two resident volunteers to serve as our Public Safety Liaisons:

Noah Smith

Noah Smith is an emergency medical services (EMS) specialist for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration focusing on medical and roadway safety initiatives. As a volunteer EMT for over seven years in Washington DC and Maryland he is passionate about public service and public safety, especially the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists and all road users. He lives in ANC 2B03 near the S Street Dog Park.

Contact information:

Noah can be reached at or 202-688-5416

Kishan Putta

Kishan has lived in ANC 2B04 for over seven years and moved to Washington in 2003 from Los Angeles where he was a journalist covering local government and public safety issues for the Los Angeles Times. Kishan also covered crime and local government as a reporter for the Providence Journal in Rhode Island. In Washington, he works as a health care adviser, but has brought his interest in urban street safety and crime prevention issues to the Dupont Circle community in his role as public safety liaison for ANC 2B.

Contact information:

Kishan can be reached at

The Commission is very pleased to work with Noah and Kishan, and we look forward to being more proactive on public safety issues, broadly defined.   The above information will be available on our Public Safety Liaisons page.  Be on the lookout for future information and reports, as well.