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Government Printing Office

Government Printing Office

Government Printing Office Police

In line with David Schulz

about Government Printing Office in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The Government Printing Office (GPO) Police force is one of three legislative-branch police departments located on Capitol Hill. The other two are the United States Capitol Police and the Library of Congress Police. The GPO Police authority is granted under 44 United StatesC. 317, which says in part that the GPO Police are to “bear arms in the performance of their duties; make arrests for violations of the laws of the United States of America, several states and the District of Columbia” and that the GPO Police jurisdiction is “concurrent with the jurisdiction of the respective law enforcement agencies where the premises are located.” As a small and highly specialized federal police agency, the GPO Police force has had little visibility beyond its immediate jurisdiction.