Monday, April 21, 2014

Sketches released in Georgetown sex assault

The United States Park Police, Criminal Investigations Branch, is currently investigating a Sexual Assault that occurred in Glover Archbold Park, in the area of the 3700 block of Canal Road NW, Washington, DC on April 1, 2014 at approximately 8:50 pm.

The victim in this case was walking in the 3100 block of “K” Street NW, Washington, DC, near the Georgetown Waterfront, when she was accosted by the suspect from behind and forcefully taken through the area of the Capital Crescent Trail, where she was later Sexually Assaulted by the suspect in Glover Archbold Park. The suspect later fled toward Canal Road NW, Washington, DC.

The suspect’s description is as follows:

Black Male, Light Brown Complexion
Height: 6’0 (Approximately)
Weight: 230-240 pounds
Tattoo on back of left Hand: “N” with stars down the center
Short Haircut
Wearing a white shirt with a blue/black striped tie
Wearing a black jacket
Wearing black pants
Wearing black boots
No weapons used

Anonymous Tips can be left on the U.S. Park Police Tip Line 202-610-8737 or U.S. Park Police Communications Section 202-610-7500.

Monday, April 14, 2014

National Telecommunicator's Week

Dispatcher David Lawrence, Washington, DC

April 13-19, 2014, has been designated as National Telecommunicator's Week.

The United States Park Police would like to recognize the men and women of the United States Park Police Communications centers that serve the Washington, DC, area, the San Francisco Field Office, and the New York Field Office that perform telecommunications duties that are an indispensable link between our officers, the public, and vital support services.

The Communications Dispatchers who provide radio, telephone, and computer services to every USPP unit are to be commended for their dedication and professionalism. Thank you for your valuable contributions to the Force.

U.S. Park Police Recognized for K-9 Narcotics Detection Training School

U.S. State Department Rachel Holtzman, U. S. Park Police Captain Charles Guddemi, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Carol Z. Perez and Judith Campbell Department of State-Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement affairs
On Friday, April 11, 2014 U. S. Park Police Captain Charles Guddemi was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for his outstanding work and dedication for participation in the 2012 assessment that led to the K-9 Narcotics Detection Training School program.

Other award recipients include Lieutenant Robert Lachance, Sergeant Jeffrey Quinn and Officer Jeffrey Dougherty who received certificates of appreciation recognizing their dedication for seeing the training school through to success.

Friday, April 11, 2014

K-9 Narcotics Detection Training School Graduation Ceremony

Capt. Charles Guddemi,  Giorgi Petriashvili,  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Carol Z. Perez, Giorgi Mikiashvili Ambassador H.E. Archil Gegeshidze, Aleksandre Jikidze,  Acting Assistant Chief Patrick Smith, Giorgi Bezhanishvili, Sgt. Jeffrey Quinn, Lado Berianidze and Officer Jeffrey Daugherty.
The United States Park Police (USPP) hosted a K-9 narcotics detection training school graduation ceremony for five law enforcement officers from the country of Georgia on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the United States Park Police Anacostia Operating Facility.

The U.S. Park Police has worked with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs since 2012 on international law enforcement exchanges. Following an assessment of the law enforcement canine programs in Georgia that focused on aspects of training and the use of narcotics detection canine assets, the USPP developed a training program with the Department of State and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Customs Service of Georgia.

The USPP narcotics detection canine unit began in the mid-1970s, and is an established and professional police program. The Department of State requested USPP officers to participate in the development of canine units in Eastern Europe on the management of canine facilities,training and handling of canines, and transportation. In preparation for training with the USPP, INL worked with the Georgian government to prepare the agencies to accept a fully trained canine task force.

During the last eight weeks, the USPP’s relationship with Georgian law enforcement officers has grown, and the graduation of five Georgian law enforcement officers is the first milestone event in the training program. The program aimes to improve the ability of law enforcement units in Georgia to combat the trafficking of illicit drugs and develop cases against drug trafficking organizations.

This project is designed to establish a joint narcotics detection canine unit within the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Customs Service of Georgia. Next steps for the project entail deployment and management of the dogs and officers in Georgia at key locations to search for narcotics, such as the Tbilisi International Airport Narcotics Interdiction Unit.

Officer April Ramos Recognized For DUI Enforcement Efforts

Captain Jeff Wasserman, acting commander of the San Francisco Field Office, with Officer April Ramo
On Tuesday, April 8th, United States Park Police Master Patrol Officer April Ramos from the San Francisco Field Office was recognized by the California Office of Traffic Safety and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for her enforcement efforts in 2013.

In addition to her arrest statistics, Ramos has also assumed a leadership role in training and assisting other USPP officers and NPS protection rangers in DUI enforcement.

Ramos has also continued her efforts in partnering with neighboring jurisdictions in the San Francisco Bay area with respect to DUI training, checkpoint operations, and offering her Spanish language skills during investigations.

This is the sixth time that Ramos has been recognized by MADD.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx Announces Campaign with Support From Local Law Enforcement Officers
U Drive. U Text. U Pay. was the message from Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx as Department of Transportation announces the start of this months awareness and enforcement campaign. USPP Officers Caro, Christensen, Whiteman and Sergeant Zielinski joined other area law enforcement officers at the press conference on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in support of the initiative.
From April 10 - April 15 law enforcement officers from states all over America will be out in force, pulling over people who are texting while driving, and writing tickets. This will be the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's first-ever national, high-visibility enforcement campaign to crackdown on texting while driving.