|United States Mint Police|
Patch of the U.S. Mint Police
Flag of the U.S. Department of the Treasury
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|Federal agency||United States|
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|Parent agency||United States Mint|
The United States Mint Police (USMP) is a U.S. federal law enforcement agency responsible for the protection of the U.S. Treasury and the U.S. Mint. In 2004 they employed 376 police officers.
The United States Mint Police was founded in 1792, making it one of the oldest federal law enforcement agencies in the United States.
The Mint Police is responsible for protecting over $300 billion in Treasury and other government assets stored in U.S. Mint facilities in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, Fort Knox, and West Point.The Mint Police also safeguards over 2,800 U.S. Mint employees. In addition, the United States Mint Police have guarded the U.S. Constitution; the Gettysburg Address; and from World War II to 1978, the Holy Crown of Hungary. Its scope has increased over the years, and it now trains with local law enforcement and has bicycle patrols throughout cities.
Recently, the Mint Police have "participated in security details at a variety of non-Mint-related events, including two presidential inaugurations, the Kentucky Derby, 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and an International Monetary Fund/World Bank Conference."It also assisted with Hurricane Katrina, protecting the New Orleans branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and participating in relief efforts.
Since the establishment of the United States Mint Police, one officer has died in the line of duty.
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|Police Officer Ted Marvin Shinault||Motorcycle accident|
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