The Office of Compliance (OOC) joins the rest of the country in celebrating National Police Week. The Capitol Hill community relies on the United States Capitol Police (USCP) to protect Legislative Branch staff, Members, and visitors every day.
Just recently, the USCP officers’ training and skills were tested by a man who entered the Capitol Visitor Center and pulled out a gun. As a result of the officers’ quick actions, no visitors were seriously injured or killed during that incident.
This week, we also take time to remember those uniformed officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice. We remember Detective John Gibson and Officer Jacob Chestnut who were killed in the line of duty on July 24, 1998, when a man stormed the Capitol in an attempt to reach Members of Congress.
On Sunday, May 15, 2016, the 35th Annual National Peace Officer’s Memorial Service will be held on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. You can find a complete list of events here.
The Office of Compliance, established by the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA), protects the workplace rights, safety, and health of approximately 30,000 Legislative Branch employees including 2,087 Capitol Police officers.