31 October 2013
Adventures from the strange police department files
In yesterday's post about the Veterans Affairs Police, I questioned whether it was necessary for every executive branch department to have their own branded police department. Rather, I thought it might be worthwhile to consider a government-wide, cross-agency, federal police department that staffs each executive branch agency as appropriate, without having to deal with an extra layer of bureaucracy of individual departments in each agency. But I did not question whether the VA needed police. On the other hand, you might reconsider your position about this one:
Yes, look again. The D.C. Public Library Police. It does exist--or, at least it used to exist. There is some evidence that it may have been wrapped up into the Protective Services Department. Still, Library Police. Better get those overdue books turned in!