Park Police units were busy during Monday’s inaugural, both with managing the huge crowds in and around the National Mall and as participants in the inaugural parade.
The U.S. Park Police and other branches of the National Park Service, along with numerous other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, were extremely busy managing crowds and assisting visitors who were there to celebrate the 57th Presidential inauguration.
By 11:45 a.m. the National Mall was filled with thousands of people braving the cold. Although a cold day, it could have been much worse.
Teresa Chambers, chief of the Park Police, participated in the inaugural parade along with members of the Park Police Motorcycle Unit, Honor Guard, and Horse Mounted Unit, making the Department proud as they traveled down Pennsylvania Avenue and past the reviewing stand at the White House.
Nixle, the notification system the U.S. Park Police utilized for the inauguration, was a great help in assisting with reunification of people who had been separated from one another throughout the day. On the National Mall, all parties who became separated during the day were reunited by the end of the event.
Several medical issues occurred, but there were no deaths or serious injuries and no arrests were made within NPS jurisdiction during the event.