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U.S. Park Police predate
the Department of the Interior and the National Park
Service. Created in 1791 by our first president, George
Washington, the U. S. Park Police have been on duty in
our Federal parks for more than 200 years. The United States
Park Police is a unit of the Department of the Interior,
National Park Service, with jurisdiction in all National
Park Service areas and certain other Federal and State
lands. The United States Park Police provide law enforcement
services to designated areas within the National Park Service
(primarily the Washington, D.C., New York City and San
Francisco, California metropolitan areas).
Force provides highly trained and professional police
officers to prevent and detect criminal activity, conduct
investigations, apprehend individuals suspected of committing
offenses against Federal, State and local laws, provide
protection to the President of the United States and
visiting dignitaries, and provide protective services
to some of the most recognizable monuments and memorials
in the world.