Chief of Police
Assistant Chief, Investigative Services Bureau
Dc Police was founded in the year 1861. The organisation has been operational for almost more than 157 years now. During the American Civil War, it was decided by the former USA president, Abraham Lincoln, that a formation of a regular police force in the USA capital, i.e. Washington, was very much necessary during that time. Then the Metropolitan Police was established and also its governing board as well, with the help of the Act of Congress, in the year 1861. The Metropolitan Police was responsible for replacing all the previous organisations that were used for the enforcement of various types of laws and orders. The first Chief of Police of the organisation was William Benning Webb - who had already served as a major in the USA army. The starting salary of the Superintendent of Police was $1,500 and $600 for the servants. The patrolmen were paid $480, and all the officers worked for 12 hours a day, for seven days a week.
In the year 1871, the first officer of the organisation was killed. Then in the year 1881, the organisation had also taken part in the investigation of the assassination of then-president James A Garfield. In the year 1918, the Women's Bureau was established. The women's department was established as a way to deal with issues involving especially juvenile girls. In the year 1919, the organisation had established a training school as well as a police academy as well. By the year 1930, the official training school was established by the organisation. During America's Great Depression, the organisation's officers were ordered to disperse almost 17,000 war veterans who had taken shelter via their camps in the Anacostia Park, Hooverville, USA. Then in the year 1953, Congress had passed the District Government Reorganization Act, which allowed the USA government to abolish the ranks of Superintendent and Major, and replace these two with Chief of Police. The department then expanded to accompany almost 3,000 employees. The department was called into action during the Washington DC riots that had happened back in the year 1968, and Martin Luther King Jr was also assassinated as well. During the late 1980s and even the early 1990s, the rates of homicide cases increased by leaps and bounds. The organisation's officers had also responded to the terrorist attacks of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centres. After the year 2007, when the post of Chief of Police was taken over by Cathy L Lanier, the crime rates came down slowly and also the organisation was modernised as well. The organisation had also responded to the active shooting in the Washington Navy Yard, in the year 2013. The headquarters of the organisation is based in 300 Indiana Avenue North West. The name of the place is Washington, while the name of the state is DC. The pin code of the area is 20001.
DC Police is an American organisation that is focused on the enforcement of law and order in the District of Columbia, USA, and therefore serve and protect the USA citizens as well. The organisation has over 3,800 officers along with 600 civilian staff too. The organisation serves almost a population count of 700,000 civilians. The organisation is one of the oldest police departments in the USA. As of the financial year 2020, the overall budget of the organisation is more than $517.6 million. The current Chief of Police of the organisation is Peter Newsham. It has almost nine divisions and also six bureaus.
The primary services provided by the organisation include safeguarding the rights and interests of the USA citizens living in the District of Columbia, USA. The organisation helps with the establishment of law and order. It is the primary agency in the city and has all the authority to investigate all kinds of crimes happening in the town as well. The organisation also provides services to the president of the USA, in case of any type of special or emergency events.
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