Proudly Serving Since 1791

The United States Park Police was created by President George Washington in 1791. The Force functions as a unit of the National Park Service with jurisdiction in all Federal parks. U.S. Park Police officers are located in the Washington, DC, New York City, and San Francisco metropolitan areas, and investigate and detain persons suspected of committing offenses against the United States. Officers also carry out services for many notable events conducted in the national parks.  

U.S. Park Police 24-hour Emergency Numbers

  • Washington, DC: (202) 610-7500
  • New York Field Office: (718) 354-4700
  • San Francisco Field Office: (415) 561-5656  

For our non-emergency numbers, click here


The United States Park Police serves national parks in the aforementioned metropolitan areas ONLY (Gateway National Recreation Area, Statue of Liberty, Golden Gate National Recreation Area,George Washington Memorial Parkway, Baltimore-Washington Parkway and National Parks in Washington, D.C. and its environs). To report a missing person in all other National Parks, please see the Missing Persons in the National Parks page to route your report to the proper authorityThe USPP does not police and so cannot respond to matters that occur in other areas and parks.


To request a police report for an incident that occurred in a National Park Service location within the Washington D.C, San Francisco, California, or New York City metropolitan areas, please email us at USPP_Records@nps.gov. If you are requesting a police report outside of the the above USPP jurisdictional areas, please send it to the appropriate National Park Service site.



 

A U.S. Park Police officer at the World War II Memorial.

Downtown Patrol in Washington, DC

A U.S. Park Police officer at the World War II Memorial.

Recognizing Women who serve on the U.S. Park Police

Recognizing Women who serve on the USPP

"Video - Women who serve on the U.S. Park Police describe why they decided to join our organization"

The New York Field Office Horse Mounted Patrol during the New York City Marathon in 2013.

U.S. Park Police Horse Patrol

The New York Field Office Horse Mounted Patrol during the New York City Marathon in 2013.

U.S. Park Police Aviation Unit

U.S. Park Police Aviation Unit

A U.S. Park Police Aviation Unit officer checks instruments on the Eagle.

U.S. Park Police safeguard national icons/monuments in San Francisco, Washington, DC and New York.

Icon Protection

U.S. Park Police safeguard national icons/monuments in San Francisco, Washington, DC and New York.

Employment Opportunities

Recruiting

Employment Opportunities

The annotated history of the U.S. Park Police.

History of the Force

The annotated history of the U.S. Park Police.

U.S. Park Police Strategic Plan 2017 - 2021

U.S. Park Police Strategic Plan

U.S. Park Police release Strategic Plan for 2017 - 2021

Photos of the U.S. Park Police.

U.S. Park Police Photos

Photos of the U.S. Park Police.

The U.S. Park Police hosts CONTOMS training for first responders.

Training Registration

The U.S. Park Police hosts Counter Narcotics & Terrorism Operational Medical Support (CONTOMS) training for first responders.

Last updated: September 11, 2022