U. S. Park Police Fraternal Order of Police

NPS Anacostia River Trail Safety

Poor design & no USPP officer positions created to patrol the trail-
Poor planning for emergency service access to trail-

The National Park Service’s Anacostia River Trail along the banks of the Anacostia River is about seven miles long. The trail runs between the South Capitol Street Bridge and the Maryland line. Since the trail opened visitation has been steadily increasing as more portions of the trail are completed. That’s a problem because the National Park Service (NPS) designed and built the trail without carefully considering visitor safety. The design of the trail increases the difficulty of delivering emergency services to trail users. In specific areas of the trail, the design limits or prevents access for automobiles, fire equipment, and ambulances. This complicates responding to critical incidents on the trail. 

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NLEOM List of U. S. Park Police Officers

This list was made to assist people visiting the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, who have an interest in locating the names of fallen United States Park Police officers. The document (See Link Below) lists the names, end of watch dates (EOW), and NLEOM panel locations, for the 13 United States Park Police Officers honored at the Memorial, three different ways:

  • Alphabetical order
  • By end of watch date (EOW)
  • By the location of their name on the wall.
    • Officers’ names are ordered, as if you were walking the Memorial clockwise, starting at the north end of the east wall.

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Washington Area Law Enforcement Memorial Service

Washington Area Law Enforcement Memorial Service
Monday, May 8, 2017-
Starts At 11:30 a.m. at DC MPD Headquarters

DC FOP Lodge #1, FOP Auxiliary, DC MPD and DC-COPS are co-hosting the 38th Annual Washington Area Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service, which starts at 11:30 a.m. at DC MPD Headquarters, 300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

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Visitation- ⬆︎41% / Population- ⬆︎43% / Traffic- ⬆︎36% / U.S. Park Police Staffing- No Change

Visitation Increases to NPS Parks in DC Area –

Visitation increased 41% in the National Park Service (NPS), National Capital Region (Washington, DC Metropolitan Area), between 1990 and 2015. According to NPS records during that 25-year period, visits rose from 33 million to 56 million.  (See: A)

Population Increase 43% – Washington-Baltimore-Arlington Metropolitan Area

Closely matching the increase in visitation was a 43% population increase in the Washington-Baltimore-Arlington Metropolitan Area between 1990 and 2017. During that time, the population grew from 6.7 million to 9.6 million. (See: B)
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