List of law enforcement agencies in the District of Columbia

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This is a list of law enforcement agencies in the District of Columbia.

According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics' 2008 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, the district had 4 local law enforcement agencies employing 4,262 sworn police officers, about 722 for each 100,000 residents. This is the highest proportion of policemen to citizens of any state in the census[1]


The oldest agencies are the:

Law enforcement[edit]

Federal police agencies with a presence in Washington DC[edit]

The majority of federal law enforcement agencies have jurisdiction in the District of Columbia; however, some are more overt than others. Title, Description, Coverage, and Force Strength.

College and University agencies[edit]

See also[edit]

General:

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2008 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, by Brian A Reaves, US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, July 2011