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 of the United States.[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