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U.S. Capitol Police Begin Search for New Chief

April 21, 2021 by TWN Staff
U.S. Capitol Police Car. (Photo by Dan McCue)

WASHINGTON – The Capitol Police Board has begun a national search for the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police.

The Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based police research and policy organization, will assist with the recruitment.

Following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and a second fatal attack on an officer on April 2, the USCP is facing some of the most difficult challenges in its 193-year history.

The department says it is seeking a transformative leader who can inspire and usher in change, effectively manage the many complex facets associated with securing the nation’s Capitol and its members, and navigate an exceptionally dynamic and complex law enforcement environment.

The USCP currently has over 2,500 employees. Congress is reviewing recommendations that may increase personnel, training, equipment and other resources in order to enhance its mission.

Applications will be accepted through May 17 with an anticipated selection by early summer.

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