Bureaus and Offices
The Chief of Police is assisted in the management of the Department by the Chief of Operations (Assistant Chief of Police) and the Chief Administrative Officer. The United States Capitol Police is organized into Bureaus and Offices that report to each of the Executive Team members.
Offices that report directly to the Chief of Police:
- Office of the General Counsel provides legal advice and assistance to operational and administrative elements of the Department. In addition, the office provides assistance, training, and advice regarding labor and employment laws as well as areas of labor-management issues and concerns to enhance relationships between supervisors and employees.
- Office of Professional Responsibility oversees administrative investigations related to the conduct of Department personnel and inspections of its organizational components. This Office records and investigates allegations of misconduct by Department employees generated from within the Department or outside sources.
Annual Statistical Summary Report
The United States Capitol Police compiles an annual statistical summary based upon records of OPR investigations. All requests for the annual statistical summary must be submitted in writing to:
United States Capitol Police
Office of Professional Responsibility
119 D Street, NE
Washington, DC 20510
- Public Information Office is the entity that serves as the official representative of the Department for all external communications. Media coverage of USCP functions is continuously covered by local, national, and international media organizations (print, radio, television, internet, and still photography). The PIO is staffed during regular business hours and is available around the clock to coordinate media coverage whenever a major event occurs on Capitol Grounds. For more information, please visit the Media Center.
The Chief of Operations provides operational support to the Department and is responsible for managing the Department’s Command and Coordination, Uniformed, Operational, Protective, and Security Services Bureaus; and developing and implementing operational response plans and strategies.
The Following Bureaus report directly to the Chief of Operations (Assistant Chief of Police):
- Command and Coordination Bureau provides an enhanced capability to develop, coordinate and execute contingency plans, prepare and direct special events, respond to incidents and emergencies, and manage multi-agency responses to evolving situations within the Capitol Complex. Specialty Units include the Command Center, Communications, Emergency Management, Crisis Negotiation Unit, Reports Processing, Court Liaison, and Special Events.
- Operational Services Bureau specializes in emergency response to support the Department’s operational needs. This is accomplished in the form of specialized training, enforcement, coordination, planning, equipment, and response policy development. Specialty Units include the Hazardous Devices Section, Hazardous Material Response team, Patrol/Mobile Response, K-9, Containment and Emergency Response (CERT/SWAT), and Crime Scene Search.
- Protective Services Bureau collects and analyzes information to produce intelligence, assess threats, enforce the law, identify risks, and develop and employ risk mitigation, Member protection, and enforcement strategies. Specialty Units include Investigations, Intelligence Analysis, and Dignitary Protection.
- Security Services Bureau is responsible for planning, designing, installing, and implementing the USCP’s physical and technical security elements to include using innovative systems and technologies to meet mission needs. Its Physical Security and Technical Countermeasures Divisions ensure the overall safety and security of the Capitol Complex.
- Uniformed Services Bureau is the most visible element of the Department as it provides the security for the U.S. Capitol and Congressional office buildings. USB’s primary mission is to screen visitors to the Capitol Complex, suppress crime, and enhance relations with the community and its citizens. It is divided into the Capitol Division, House Division, Senate Division, and Library Division.
The Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for the development, delivery and oversight of the budget, financial management, information technology, human resources, assets, and policy in support of the Department’s mission.
The Following Offices report directly to the Chief Administrative Officer:
- Office of Acquisition Management has a variety of procurement opportunities including administrative goods and services, facility projects, information technology goods and services, law enforcement goods and services, and training. For more information about procurement opportunities, please visit Doing Business with USCP.
- Office of Background Investigations and Credentialing conducts background investigations on potential employees and fingerprint USCP applicants as well as employees of the Congressional community.
- Office of Facilities and Logistics provides uniforms, equipment, and vehicles to the Department; oversees all facility space assigned to the United States Capitol Police; and establishes and maintains a comprehensive occupational safety, health, and environment program.
- Office of Financial Management plans and directs all financial activity of the Department. It is comprised of three divisions, Accounting, Budget, and Procurement.
- Office of Human Resources is responsible for developing, implementing, and administering a full range of human resource programs and services including recruitment, benefits, and employee relations. For information about USCP job opportunities or how to apply for a USCP job, please visit the Careers page.
- Office of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Action leverages the unique skills, talents, and experiences employees bring to the Department to help recruit, retain, and promote employees and support the USCP's mission.
- Office of Information Systems is responsible for the planning, budgeting, designing, testing, implementing, security, and managing of the Department’s automated information and various technologies. This office also provides radio, networking, telecom, and wireless communications.
- Office of Policy and Management Systems creates and maintains the written directive system, and facilitates and maintains accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.
- Training Services Bureau provides appropriate methods, preparedness training, education, and leadership skills to ensure the success of the USCP mission. Its primary mission is to create and sustain a vigorous and motivated workplace that is highly trained and armed with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve the mission.