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MottoIntegrity, Honor, Service
HeadquartersWashington DC
Small federal police agency with responsibilities and jurisdiction over areas managed by the National Park Service, primarily urban in Washington, D.C., San Francisco and New York.

The United States Park Police (USPP) is a federal law enforcement agency with responsibilities and jurisdiction in those National Park Service areas primarily located in the Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and New York City areas and certain other government lands. The United States Park Police possess both state and federal authority. In addition to performing the normal crime prevention, investigation, and apprehension functions of an urban police force, the Park Police are responsible for policing many of the famous monuments in the United States.

The USPP shares law enforcement jurisdiction in all lands administered by the National Park Service with a force of National Park Service Law Enforcement Rangers tasked with the same law enforcement powers and responsibilities. The Park Police is an operation of the National Park Service, which is an agency of the Department of the Interior. As of 2006, the force consisted of 605 officers.[1]

Theresa Chambers

Whistleblower Teresa Chambers chief of the US Park Police, was dismissed after comments reflecting negatively on the "war on terror".[2]

Vince_Foster's Death

Full article: Vince_Foster/Death

The US Park Police concluded that the death of Vince Foster was a suicide.

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