Washington National Cathedral Police

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The Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation Police, commonly known as the Washington National Cathedral Police, is a small police force responsible for protecting the land of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, which mainly consists of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., in the United States.[1] The 57-acre grounds of the Cathedral include three schools, a parish church, places of religious study, the Bishop's house and administration, plus assorted other buildings, gardens and playing fields.[1] The police force numbers around 20 officers, who are licensed as special police officers by the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia,[2] and enjoy full police powers when on Cathedral Foundation property or in pursuit of suspects.[1]

The main functions of the police, in addition to public safety, are lost property management and traffic control,[1][3] and the force works closely with both the Metropolitan Police and federal agencies when planning major state events, such as the funeral of President Ronald Reagan.[1] The police operate a number of marked vehicles, with decals and lightbars.[1][4]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "In Touch", Issue 2 (2008)
  2. ^ Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation - Employment Application
  3. ^ Fernandez, Manny (27 March 2005). "The Remains of Their Visiting Days". The Washington Post. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Arnold, Dave (December 2002). "Copcar of the Month: December 2002". Copcar dot com. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 

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