United States Mint Police
|United States Mint Police|
|Common name||Mint Police|
|Patch of the U.S. Mint Police|
|Flag of the U.S. Department of the Treasury|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Federal agency||United States|
|Specialist jurisdiction||Buildings and other fixed assets.|
|Agency executive||Dennis O'Connor, Chief (Assistant Director for Protection, United States Mint)|
|Parent agency||United States Mint|
The United States Mint Police (USMP) is a U.S. federal law enforcement agency responsible for the protection of the U.S. Treasury and the U.S. Mint. Founded in 1792, it is one of the oldest federal law enforcement agencies in the United States.
The Mint Police is responsible for protecting over $100 billion in Treasury and other government assets stored in U.S. Mint facilities in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco and Fort Knox.
Daily, the Mint Police safeguards over 2,800 U.S. Mint employees. They guard over $100 billion in gold, silver and coins. In addition, the United States Mint Police have guarded the U.S. Constitution; the Gettysburg Address; and from World War II to 1978, the Holy Crown of Hungary. Its scope has increased over the years, and it now trains with local law enforcement and has bicycle patrols throughout cities.
Recently, the Mint Police have "participated in security details at a variety of non-Mint-related events, including two presidential inaugurations, the Kentucky Derby, 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and an International Monetary Fund/World Bank Conference."  It also assisted with Hurricane Katrina, protecting the New Orleans branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and participating in relief efforts.
Since the establishment of the United States Mint Police, one officer has died in the line of duty.
|Officer||Date of Death||Details|
|Police Officer Ted Marvin Shinault||
- List of United States federal law enforcement agencies
- Federal Reserve Police
- United States Secret Service
- United States Department of the Treasury. The United States Mint Police. Last accessed 29-02-2008.
- Bailer, Bryn. Departments: A Closer Look at the United States Mint Police. Police: The Law Enforcement Magazine, December 2006. Last accessed 29-02-2008.
- The Officer Down Memorial Page