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August 28, 2017 Press Release
Know Before You Go: Gates Open at 3 p.m., Prohibited Items, Street Closures
On Sunday, September 3, 2017, the annual Labor Day Capitol Concert, featuring the National Symphony Orchestra, will be held on the West Front of the United States Capitol beginning at 8 p.m.  The gates will open to the public at 3 p.m.  
July 25, 2017 Press Release

This afternoon, at approximately 2:30 p.m. and again at approximately 3:40 p.m., the United States Capitol Police (USCP) responded to the Senate visitor galleries in the U.S. Capitol Building for reported demonstration activity. 

July 25, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Capitol Police Seeking Sixth Accreditation Certifying Use of Best Law Enforcement Practices

Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will meet with representatives from the United States Capitol Police (USCP) to evaluate the Department’s policies, procedures, operations, and administrative management services as it pertains to applicable CALEA standards.  The assessment will take place July 30 – August 2, 2017.