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US Capitol Police Reviews

Updated June 16, 2017
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  1. "Lieutenant"

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    Former Employee - Lieutenant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Lieutenant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Capitol Police full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work and grow

    Cons

    none, great place to work

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Make your own salary if you don't mind working overtime."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Capitol Police full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overtime is plentiful due to the current global terrorism trends requiring a high level of safety and security trained professionals. You can easily make over $100K here depending on how often you work overtime. Majority of the Members and staffers who have been on the Hill for at least 5 years are very appreciative of our work in protecting them 24/7. It's a great place to literally see how our democracy works (or doesn't). As with all Federal agencies there are pros & cons.

    Cons

    Limited promotions or job opportunities such as specialty programs. This is still the Good Ole Boy club; you get what you want by knowing people in power and not by what you know.

    Advice to Management

    It's well past time to start instituting bachelor degrees as minimum requirements for the job or at least supervisory positions. I would also recommend additional pay for those with advanced degrees. It's embarrassing knowing that a person with no college or military experience makes the same amount or even more than someone with an advanced bachelors, masters, or law degree.

  3. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Capitol Police full-time

    Pros

    the people that work here

    Cons

    the people that work here and the grudges they hold

    Advice to Management

    trust your people to do the job


  4. "Great organization to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Capitol Police full-time

    Pros

    It was a great organization to work for.

    Cons

    Some of the work could get very routine.


  5. "An old agency still in its infancy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Capitol Police full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation; mission driven; great people; many opportunities to contribute to and shape the agency (Only if you're willing to be aggressive and really push for change. Even then expect any change to be minimal and incremental.).

    Cons

    Slow to change; innovation not rewarded; unnecessarily political; does not invest in employees with training or other initiatives to encourage growth and development; management employees must learn to view the organization as "one agency," not as a sworn work force and an administrative work force.

    Advice to Management

    Your work force is critical to the mission. They should not be seen as mere "bodies" to fill voids in manpower. Invest in your staff through training. Reward innovation and hard work.


  6. "Don't try it"

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    Former Employee - Police Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Capitol Police full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay and lot of overtime because Officers use sick leave left and right without consequences.

    Cons

    The list is too long, but there is plenty of reasons why you don't want to be there.

    Advice to Management

    They rather to retain the worst employees and let the talent go to other agencies, thus who you think becomes management?


  7. "USCP"

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    Former Employee - K-9 Technician/Patrol Officer in Edgewater, MD
    Former Employee - K-9 Technician/Patrol Officer in Edgewater, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Capitol Police (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good federal agency to work for.

    Cons

    There are no cons to report

    Advice to Management

    None

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    "Officer"

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    Former Employee - Police Officer in Centreville, VA
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Centreville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Capitol Police (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The salary is great and they have an uncommonly wide range of specialties and assignments for one law enforcement organization.

    Cons

    You'll be stuck on a fixed post in a majority of positions and likely work at strange hours for the first 3 years of your career. There is a very non-transparent advancement process into specialties.

    Advice to Management

    Advance people based on more than leave usage and seniority so intelligent, motivated, and competent people are in positions of authority rather than those who have the most time on and have the least going on in their lives outside of work.


  9. "You have to make it work for you"

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    Former Employee - Police Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Capitol Police full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity to earn overtime. Many officers easily clear six-figure per year.

    Cons

    The agency is very re-active. The corporate culture has been in place for decades and will NOT change. Very easy to become frustrated with the politics.

    Advice to Management

    Promotions need to be based on merit...not politics.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Capitol Police full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Opportunity for adavancement is low and management is horrible.


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