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United States Capitol Police Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

September 23, 2005
United States Capitol PoliceChief Terrance W. Gainer
Public Information Office
119 D Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20510Immediate
(202) 224-1677

September 23, 2005
3:00 p.m.

On Saturday, September 24, 2005, The United States Capitol Police will be sending relief assistance to the Southern District of Mississippi. A team of 11 officers and 4 civilian support units will be departing from Capitol Hill at 7:00 a.m., and will be deployed for approximately 30 days. They will report to the United States Marshal Service Emergency Operations Center located in Gulfport, Mississippi.

The primary mission of the deployment is to assist the United States Marshal Service with law enforcement and security operations along the gulf coast region. Under authority of the United States Marshal Service, the officers have been deputized and given all the law enforcement powers needed perform their requested duties. The Department would like to recognize the efforts and support put forth by both the United States Senate and House of Representatives.

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:
Officer Michael Lauer
United States Capitol Police
Public Information Officer