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US Capitol Police Reviews

Updated December 1, 2016
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  1. "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.


  2. "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.


  3. "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?


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  5. "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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  7. "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.


  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Do your research first...!"

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

    I have been working at US Capitol Police full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid training and job security
    Overtime is always available

    Cons

    Do your homework and read about the agency and the mission. Be aware of the culture of this place (very important - Google it). If you have an advance degree please just have patience and join a better agency.

    Advice to Management

    They are never open to any advice


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Civilian Supervisor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Civilian Supervisor in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Excellent Pay and Benefits
    Work hours outside of Rush Hour make commuting into DC much easier to handle
    Work for the Legislative Branch of Government which has some pretty decent perks

    Cons

    Command Structure changes about every 2 years and as a result expectations and sometimes parts of the mission change.

    Advice to Management

    Offer bonus and/or cash awards for positive incentives.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Good Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Capitol Police full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Higher pay than most companies
    Lots of overtime
    Awesome health benefits
    Lots of Leave

    Cons

    Lots of MANDATORY overtime
    Pressure to get to work on time (you get written up for being a minute late. more than three times and there are serious repercussions)
    No career growth unless you are an officer



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