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Back in 1800, the legislative body of the US, namely the Congress, was moved from Philadelphia to Washington DC and a lone man by the name of John Golding was hired to be the watchman. However, several incidents in 1827 took place that compromised the security of the facility and could have been avoided with the presence of efficient surveillance and manpower. This led to President John Quincy Adams’ decision to establish a permanent Police Force. On May 2, 1828, an act was passed to formalize the decision, and the United States Capitol Police was founded.  Today, the United States...

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