• Short Summary

    Members of a new police force in Washington, D.C. graduated in a ceremony there on?

  • Description

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    GV Ext. Government building
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    2.
    GV Int. recruits and families seated - names of qualified recruits read out (3 shots)
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    3.
    CU Diplomas and service hat on desk
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    SV Recruits receive Diplomas and congratulated
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    5.
    SV Audience applaud
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    GV Embassy buildings (2 shots)
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    GV TILT DOWN ext. Embassy
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    SV EPS policeman on guard
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    SV EPS policeman guards another embassy
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    LV White House
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    SV EPS guard at gate
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    12.
    GV Visitors walk round grounds and through guarded gate (2 shots)
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    Initials JH/BOB/OS


    EDITORS: PLEASE NOTE THIS FILM HAS NATURAL SOUND THROUGHOUT

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Members of a new police force in Washington, D.C. graduated in a ceremony there on Friday (21 August). The new police force, called the Executive Protective Service (EPS), has ben formed to guard the 123 embassies and chanceries in the American capital, a city with one of the highest crime rates in the United States, The EPS will also be on call to protect foreign diplomats and visiting dignitaries.

    Friday's ceremony enabled the second group of recruits since the EPS was formed a few months ago to go on duty. The new force, comprised of a nucleus of 250 men from the old White House Police -- whose job it was to guard the Executive Mansion -- will eventually have a strength of about 800 men.

    Among the first places the new force went on duty was the Soviet Embassy.

    The protective service was created in response to demands from at least 50 countries for better security for their representatives working in Washington. In recent years, diplomats have been among the victims of robberies and street attacks, and in the past months, there has been an increase in political attacks against foreign missions in the capital.

    The EPS will still guard the White House, but the changing of the name of the force was explained as an effort to avoid any suggestion that the White House or the President was personally involved in any situations that might develop.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA621NAMR6SR0O37RQB4WYB2IAR
    Media URN:
    VLVA621NAMR6SR0O37RQB4WYB2IAR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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