Thursday, May 26, 2011

Park Police Seeking Witnesses To Fatal Car Crash

The United States Park Police is seeking information from anyone who saw a fatal car crash on the Baltimore Washington Parkway that happened on Tuesday May 24, 2011.

On Tuesday May 24, 2011, William K. Ward, a 34 year old Washington, DC resident, died in a car crash that happened northbound Baltimore Washington Parkway north of Riverdale Road. This crash happened at about 6:20 pm.

We received a 911 transfer call from a woman who reported some activity on the side of the road that may have involved the deceased driver and another person. Before we were able to capture her contact information, the call was dropped. We would like her to contact the US Park Police.

We also would like to hear from anyone else who may have seen this activity, or saw a car being operated either very slowly or at a high speed in a reckless fashion.

The area where this crash happened can have cell phones routed to several jurisdictions so some callers may have not had their reports transferred to the US Park Police.

If you have any information, please contact the United States Park Police Criminal Investigations Branch Tip Line at 202-610-8737.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Memorial Day Traffic Closures

The United States Park Police will close several streets on Monday May 30, 2011 for the annual Memorial Day Parade.

At 6:00 am, the streets in the National Mall, Jefferson Drive and Madison drive, will be closed from 4th Street to 14th Street.

At about 1:00 pm, Constitution Avenue will be closed between 15th Street and 23rd Street NW.

These closures will be in effect until about 4:00pm.

The parade starts at 2:00 pm.

Other streets in the area will also be closed by our partners with Metropolitan Police, so please check with them for details.

Also on Monday May 30, 2011, there will be a wreath laying at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. For this, Henry Bacon Drive will be closed between Constitution Avenue and Lincoln Memorial Circle between 6:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Rolling Thunder Traffic Closures

Several roads will be closed on Sunday May 29, 2011 to accommodate the “Rolling Thunder” event.

At about 11:30 am, the following roads will be closed. They are expected to be reopened at about 4:00 pm.

Memorial Bridge and Memorial Avenue from Route 110 to Arlington Memorial Circle

Ohio Drive from Independence Avenue to Virginia Avenue

Ohio Drive, riverside, from Inlet Bridge to Independence Avenue

Independence Avenue from 1st Street SW to 23rd Street SW

Constitution Avenue from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to 23rd Street NW

3rd, 4th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 15th 17th, and 23rd Streets between Independence Avenue and Constitution Avenue and one block north of Constitution Avenue and one block south of Independence Avenue at those streets

Henry Bacon Drive and Daniel French Drive

At 5:00 am West Potomac Park will be closed between Inlet Bridge and the intersection of 23rd Street and Independence Avenue SW.

There will be United States Park Police Officers in all of these areas to assist motorists and pedestrians.

Visitors to areas affected by these closures, such as the National Mall and the Monuments and Memorials will find public transportation to be the best method to arrive. These visitors should allow some extra time for their trip.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Park Police Vacancy

The United States Park Police has opened a vacancy announcement for entry level police officers. This position announcement is available at the OPM website.

The United States Park Police is a full service police department with offices in Washington, DC, New York, and San Francisco.

There are many opportunities for officers with this department. Officers can work in criminal investigations, aviation, motors, SWAT, horse mounted, narcotics, crime scene processing, crash reconstruction, marine patrol, city patrol, roadway patrol, and all other elements of police service.

Many say that the United States Park Police is the most rewarding police department to work for. We agree. If you want to join our ranks, please see the announcement and start perhaps the best career around!!