Appointment of Inspector Phillip D. Morse as Deputy Chief

January 25, 2006
Press Release
United States Capitol Police Chief Terrance W. Gainer
Public Information Office  
119 D Street, NE  
Washington, D.C. 20510 Immediate
(202) 224-1677  

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Inspector Phillip D. Morse to the position of Deputy Chief, effective Wednesday, January 4, 2006. Deputy Chief Morse will assume command of the Uniformed Services Bureau.

Deputy Chief Morse brings a wealth of skills and experience to this position. Throughout his career, Deputy Chief Morse has constantly exhibited his skills as a Crisis Manager, Security Coordinator, innovator and team builder. Always leading by example, Deputy Chief Morse motivates all who come into contact with him through his enthusiasm and flexibility. Upon joining the United States Capitol Police in 1985, he was initially assigned to the Senate Division. Since that time, he has worked in many different areas throughout the Department, including the Containment and Emergency Response Team (CERT), Patrol Mobile Response Division, Capitol Division, and Office of Professional Standards and Compliance. Deputy Chief Morse eventually moved to the Dignitary Protection Division, where he implemented new financial management controls for the division, and managed the overall security planning for the 2004 Democratic and Republican Conventions. In 2004, he was promoted to the rank of Captain, and returned to the Capitol Division.

Upon his promotion to Inspector, Deputy Chief Morse assumed command of the Capitol Division, in charge of all police, security and protective operations at the Capitol Building. During this time, Deputy Chief Morse established a Capitol Security Survey, which addressed emergency procedures and protocols for prevention, response, and mitigation of critical incidents. In addition, he planned the security plan, evacuation, and emergency response for the 55th Presidential Inauguration. Not only did he serve as a catalyst for the adoption of the Police Executive Leadership Program offered by the Johns Hopkins University, Deputy Chief Morse recently completed the program, earning a Masters of Science degree in Management.

Deputy Chief Morse has continually demonstrated his deep sense of dedication to each employee for whom he is responsible, dedicating himself to raising morale and enhancing communication. I am sure all of you will join me in congratulating Deputy Chief Morse on his new position.

If there are any questions about these events or security procedures, you may contact the United States Capitol Police Public Information Office at 202-224-1677.

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  Prepared by:
  Sergeant Kimberly Schneider
  United States Capitol Police
  Public Information Officer