US Capitol Police - Training Americas Finest
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The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is committed to developing America's Finest.

In developing America's Finest, USCP empowers each individual to reach their full potential, ensuring career growth and opportunities within the agency.

Trainees begin their classes and training immediately upon hire, while receiving full pay. The first week of training will consist of orientation at our training facility in Cheltenham, MD.

Next, trainees will participate in twelve weeks of intensive training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia.

Training covers such areas as:

  • Officer Safety and Survival
  • Communications and Interviewing
  • Constitutional and Federal Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Arrest Techniques
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Drugs of Abuse
  • Terrorism
  • VIP Protection
  • Physical Security
  • Firearms
  • Tactics for Flying Armed
  • Driver Training
  • Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB)
  • After graduation from FLETC, trainees will return to the Capitol Police Training Academy for thirteen weeks of specialized training. In continuation, trainees will be assigned to a field training officer and will continue to develop their skills through on-the-job experience.

    USCP offers growth and opportunities to make your future dynamic and rewarding.

    Become a member of America's Finest, join our team!