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United States Capitol Police Officer LP-0083

United States Capitol Police
Washington, D.C.
Full Time

Position Duties / Responsibilities

Police Officer

Legislative Branch
U.S. Capitol Police

Open & closing dates

  • 01/01/2021 to 01/31/2021
  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    LP 1

  • Salary

    $64,173 to $64,173 per year

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule



    Many vacancies in the following location:

  • Relocation expenses reimbursed


    Telework eligible




    The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency. The USCP safeguards the U.S. Congress, the legislative process, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and facilities from crime, disruption, or terrorism. The USCP protects and secures Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities in a safe, secure, and open environment.


    A United States Capitol Police Officer LP-0083 performs a full range of police duties and responsibilities:

    • Enforces Federal and District of Columbia laws and regulations, and enforces USCP rules and regulations relating to law enforcement.
    • Physically protects the U.S. Capitol complex (buildings and grounds), Members of Congress, visitors, and staff from threats of crime and disruption; preserves law and order; and serves as a deterrent to crime and other violations of laws, rules, and regulations.
    • Takes charge of accidents and crime scenes, restricting access to crime scenes; observes, stops, and questions suspicious persons.
    • Prepares reports and testifies in court.
    • Performs protective services, safeguards Federally-owned buildings and property, and protects government equipment and property.
    • Upon successfully completing training and a probationary period, time-in-grade requirements and all experience requirements, future competitive promotions are available to advance to other duties-a higher rank or an officer assignment within a specialized area. USCP specialized areas include, e.g., Special Operations Division, Canine Explosives Detection Team, Containment Emergency Response Team, Dignitary Protection Division, Intelligence Section, Criminal Investigations Section, Threat Assessment Section, and Hazardous Incident Response Division.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential