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.  


Due to concerns related to the transmission of COVID-19, the United States Park Police Records Management Offices will be closed until further notice. Records requests will not be available in-person until our office reopens. To obtain crash reports, please send your request to USPP_Records@nps.gov. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
 

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  


Click "Contact Us" for non emergency numbers.  
 


Vacancy Announcement 


Police Officer

The mission of the United States Park Police is to support and further the goals of the Department of Interior and the National Park Service by providing quality law enforcement, safeguarding lives, protecting our national treasures and symbols of democracy, and preserving the natural and cultural resources entrusted to us.  This vacancy announcement opened on June 24, 2022 on USAJobs.gov and closes on June 14, 2023.  For information about the hiring process for police officers, please visit our recruitment page.  
 

 

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: June 26, 2022