Appointment of Philip D. Morse, Sr. as Chief of Police

October 27, 2006
Press Release
United States Capitol Police Wilson Livingood, Chairman U.S. Capitol Police Board
Public Information Office  
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Washington, D.C. 20510 Immediate
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9:00 a.m.

The United States Capitol Police Board is pleased to announce that Deputy Chief Phillip D. Morse, Sr. has been selected to become the new Chief of the Capitol Police. He will begin serving as Chief on Monday, October 30, 2006.

Deputy Chief Morse joined 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. He 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.

Upon his promotion to Inspector, he assumed command of the Capitol Division, in charge of all police, security, and protective operations at the Capitol Building. During this time, he led a Capitol Security Survey, which addressed emergency procedures and protocols for prevention, response, and mitigation of critical incidents. In addition, he developed the security plan, evacuation, and emergency response for the 55th Presidential Inauguration.

The Board is confident that Deputy Chief Morse will effectively lead the Department as it moves forward into a new and exciting era. He brings a wealth of experience to this position and we look forward to working with him.

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