The pride. The legacy.
Our mission is to protect and support the Congress in meeting its
Wear the badge. Feel the honor.
The moment of transformation… when you slip
into the uniform… put on the badge… and join our elite
ranks, you’ll feel it. This is the moment you truly become
a part of the dedication, the pride, and the legacy that makes the
United States Capitol Police a force like no other.
What does it take to join this prestigious team? A deep sense of
patriotism, unyielding dedication to protecting the public, and
a passion for the American way of life are just the beginning. The
desire to make a difference in the lives of many will take care
of the rest.
The beginning of a legacy.
The year was 1828. With the sole mission of providing security
for the United States Capitol Building, Congress created
the United States
Capitol Police. Since that time, countless lives have been protected
while the U.S. Capitol continues to thrive.
Over a century later, we've expanded in numbers, duties, and
responsibilities. Today, as a CALEA accredited
agency, we are dedicated to providing the Congressional community
with a full range of police services.
Throughout the years, our primary responsibilities have remained
the same. Our main focus still lies in protecting life and property;
preventing, detecting, and investigating criminal acts; and enforcing
traffic regulations throughout a large complex of congressional
buildings, parks, and thoroughfares. Additionally, we are responsible
Members of Congress, Officers of the United States Senate, United
States House of Representatives, and their families. We serve
these individuals throughout the entire United States, its territories
and possessions, and throughout the District of Columbia.