United States Park Police [USPP] Law and Legal Definition

The United States Park Police (USPP) is a federal law enforcement agency in the U.S. with responsibilities and jurisdiction in National Park Service areas primarily located in the Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and New York City areas and certain other government lands. Functions of the Park Police include normal crime prevention, investigation, and apprehension functions of an urban police force.

The Park Police is also responsible for policing many of the famous monuments in the U.S. and share law enforcement jurisdiction in all lands administered by the Service with a force of National Park Rangers tasked with the same law enforcement powers and responsibilities. It also provides protection for the President and visiting dignitaries.