National Institutes of Health Police

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National Institutes of Health Police are responsible for security and law-enforcement functions at NIH facilities, including the National Institutes of Health main campus in Bethesda, Maryland and at the NIH Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Montana. [1]

According to Fox News , the General Accounting Office reported, in January 2012, that officers in the National Institutes of Health Police had lower salaries than comparable Police Departments. [2] A new officer in the United States Capitol Police earned $61,000 a year, while a new officer in the National Institutes of Health Police started at just $39,000.

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  1. NIH Police Jurisdiction, NIH website, accessed 6/25/13.
  2. "Capitol Police raking in top-shelf starting pay, benefits, study shows". Fox News. 2012-01-27. Retrieved 2017-03-27. The rest -- including Secret Service Uniformed Division and Pentagon Police -- have lower starting salaries. The lowest, for the National Institutes of Health Police, is about $39,000.