As the reader will note in their “Mission Statement,” found here, they are tasked with doing much the same things as other agencies within our bloated federal bureaucracy, specifically the EPA and Department of the Interior.
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Agency’s request for 52,000 rounds of ammo for Hoover Dam prompts inquiry
Las Vegas Sun
A Dam Police vehicle leads hundreds of motorcyclists over Hoover Dam during the annual Flags Over the Dam parade Sunday, May 24, 2015, from the dam to Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
By Kyle Roerink
July 10, 2015
In a move that’s prompting questions about the stockpiling of weapons by the federal government’s nonmilitary agencies, the Bureau of Reclamation wants to buy 52,000 rounds of ammunition for use in law enforcement at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.
After learning about the purchase request, Nevada Rep. Mark Amodei vowed to inquire with the bureau about its operations, number of officers carrying firearms and how much ammunition it uses, according Brian Baluta, a spokesman for Amodei.
“We want to limit the amount of information any bad guys might have about our protection capabilities,” said Rose Davis, a Bureau of Reclamation spokeswoman.
A review of federal procurement records by the Sun shows that the Bureau of Reclamation, best known for its management of Western waterways and dams, solicited bids in June for 41,600 rounds of hollow-point ammunition along with 10,400 rounds of shotgun ammunition.
The agency declined to say how many armed officers work at Hoover Dam and how many security threats it faces each year, but according to a 2008 review of federal law enforcement, the bureau had 21 officers patrolling Hoover Dam.
The bureau’s Boulder City office oversees the agency’s operations at Hoover Dam and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, a vacation destination that sees more visitors than Yellowstone National Park every year.
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Disclaimer: This article was not written by Lorra B.