U.S. Park Police
The U.S. Park Police, the law enforcement agency responsible for safeguarding the National Mall and critical American landmarks, has lost track of a large supply of handguns, rifles and shotguns, according to a harshly critical report issued Thursday.
The National Park Service is ending unpaid leave for U.S. Park Police officers earlier than expected.
Budget cuts from Congress will soon reduce the number of free exhibitions on view each day at the Smithsonian Institution and will furlough U.S. Park Police officers who guard the nation’s monuments.
U.S. Park Police say the Memorial Bridge was closed for several hours after a vehicle drove off the bridge into the Potomac River.
U.S. Park Police are searching for the driver responsible for a hit-and-run crash on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway that involved several vehicles.
U.S. Park Police have released surveillance photos of one of the two suspects wanted for a robbery in which a victim was struck in the head only later to have her credit card used at business around D.C.
The National Park Service handed out fliers Friday that cited public urination and defecation, illegal drug and alcohol use, and assaults at the two encampments.