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WASHINGTON — Women still are vastly underrepresented at the top ranks of law enforcement.

But not here.

Across the capital's crowded public safety landscape, women are directing the operations of seven major institutions in federal and local government. The Drug Enforcement Administration, Secret Service, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, U.S. Park Police, the FBI's Washington Field Office, U.S. Marshals Service and Amtrak Police Department, the far-flung agency that protects the nation's railroad system, all are headed by women.

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