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August 3, 2021

Monday afternoon, the United States Capitol Police seized two loaded guns near the U.S. Capitol.

On August 2, at approximately 12:50 p.m., a man approached two USCP officers at First Street and East Capitol Street, SE to ask for directions.

One of the officers spotted a black firearm handle sticking out of the front pocket of the man’s shorts.

July 23, 2021

J. Thomas Manger is sworn-in as Chief of the United States Capitol Police.

July 22, 2021
J. Thomas Manger to Assume Command July 23, 2021

Following a nationwide recruitment by a leading executive search firm, the Capitol Police Board announces the appointment of J. Thomas Manger as Chief of the United States Capitol Police. The Board is confident in Chief Manger’s experience and approach in protecting the Congress – its Members, employees, visitors and facilities.