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Find out about emergency services and homeland security for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Military Bases Near Washington DC
Many U.S. military bases are located within the Washington DC capital region. See a guide to the military bases and installations in Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

U.S. Park Police – About the United States Park Police
The U.S. Park Police is a unit of the Department of the Interior that provides law enforcement services in National Park Service areas, primarily located in the urban areas of Washington, DC, San Francisco, and New York City. Learn about the U.S. Park Police in Washington DC

DC Metropolitan Police Department
The Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia is the law enforcement agency for Washington, DC. It is one of the ten largest police forces within the United States, employing approximately 4,000 police officers and 600 support staff members.

Holiday Safety Tips
During the holiday season, take a few extra precautions to keep your family safe. See holiday safety tips for your home and family.

Washington DC Sex Offender Registry
Could a sex offender or convicted child molester be living in your Washington, DC neighborhood? Find out about the Sex Offender Registry Program for the District of Columbia.

Maryland Sex Offender Registry
Could a sex offender or convicted child molester be living in your Maryland neighborhood? Find out about the Maryland Sex Offender Registry Program.

Virginia Sex Offender Registry
Could a sex offender or convicted child molester be living in your Virginia neighborhood? Find out about the Virginia Sex Offender Registry program.

Fire Prevention Week (October 9 -15)
Fire Prevention Week is October 9 -15. Stay safe with these fire prevention tips throughout the year.

Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Plans in the Washington, DC Area
Washington, DC emergency response and evacuation plans and a coordinated public information system

Washington, D. C. Launches New Anti-Terrorism Computer
This counter-terrorism computer system in Washington, DC. will give federal, state and local law enforcement agencies the ability to share terrorist intelligentce instantaneously.

Security for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration
Security measures for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration will be massive including street closures on both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue, thousands of surveillance cameras, air patrols, sharpshooters, personal searches and more. Find out what is prohibited and more.

Homeland Security Office
Official Site of the National Security Office of the White House in Washington, DC.

Fire & Emergency Medical Services
Washington DC's official Fire & Emergency Medical Services website.

Montgomery County Police Department
Find information about the police department for Montgomery County, Maryland.

Arlington County Police Department
Find information about law enforcement in Arlington County, Virginia.

Metro Transit Police – Washington Metrorail Police Department
The Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) was established in 1976 to provide law enforcement in the tri-state transit facilities throughout the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.

U.S. Capitol Police – Washington DC
The U.S. Capitol Police was established in 1828 to provide security for the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington DC. Today the organization provides a full range of police services to the Congressional community.

Law Enforcement Agencies in Washington DC
Washington DC is policed by several different law enforcement agencies which can be confusing to local residents and visitors. Learn about the law enforcement agencies and police departments that serve and protect the District of Columbia.

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