United States Capitol Police

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a nationally accredited, federal law enforcement agency located in Washington, DC. The USCP safeguards Congress, its legislative process, employees, visitors, and facilities from crime, disruption, and terrorism. We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities in a safe, secure, and open environment.

We protect the legislative process, the symbol of our democracy, the people who carry out the process, and the millions of visitors who travel to see democracy in action. Our sworn officers act on the world stage every day as a model in security, urban crime prevention, dignitary protection, specialty response capabilities, and homeland security. As a Department, we are a diverse microcosm of America and employ over 2300 sworn and civilian personnel from nearly all 50 states and territories.

$64,173 yearly
United States Capitol Police Washington, DC, USA
May 01, 2020
Full time
The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is seeking professional individuals for entry-level police officer positions that offer extensive professional development and training, career growth opportunities in the field of law enforcement, and the privilege of protecting the Legislative Branch of the United States federal government. We are still accepting applications and will continue to process them to the furthest extent possible, while keeping everyone’s health and safety in mind. As always, we are committed to finding the best-qualified applicants. USCP Officers perform a full range of rewarding police duties and responsibilities that include: Policing the U.S. Capitol Complex to protect Members of Congress, visitors, and staff from crime and threats of disruption and terrorism; preserving law and order; serving as a deterrent to violations of laws, rules, and regulations; Enforcing federal and District of Columbia laws and regulations;  Performing protective...