Retirement of Chief Terrance W. Gainer

March 3, 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  


Statement of Terrance W. Gainer:

I am pleased to announce my retirement after serving nearly four years as Chief of the United States Capitol Police. Since my arrival in June 2002, I have seen the Capitol Police force excel in its mission to protect Congress, staff and its visitors.

After 38 years as a sworn law enforcement officer and Naval officer, I am looking forward to new challenges. I am proud to have been associated with the officers of this great agency who diligently perform their duties each day.

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Statement of Capitol Police Board:


It is with the deepest regret that the United States Capitol Police Board has been informed of Chief Terrance W. Gainer's intention to retire effective April 6, 2006. His expertise, professionalism and knowledge of security and law enforcement practices are of the highest level and will be sorely missed.

Chief Gainer's contributions to the men and women of this department, the Capitol Community, and the Congress of the United States have been innumerable. His tenure has been characterized by skillful leadership, always in balance with a keen awareness of the crucial and integral role the Capitol Police play. His innate sense of confidence has comforted us in times of stress, and reinforced our knowledge that the Capitol Police are one of the premier law enforcement organizations in the United States.

The United States Capitol Police Board, the United States Capitol Police Department, and the entire Congressional community wish Chief Terrance Gainer every success as he begins the next chapter in his career. He can rest assured in the knowledge that his work here has left a solid foundation on which to continue the mission of the Capitol Police, as they face new challenges in the years ahead.

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If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to this release please contact the United States Capitol Police Public Information Office at 202-224-1677.

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