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US Capitol Police Reviews

Updated February 22, 2019
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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. "Great Retirement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    1.7 Retirement is a good benefit

    Cons

    Traffic in the DC area can be difficult

  3. "Rules don't apply to everyone"

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

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

    Pros

    Mismanaged schedules make for plentiful overtime. Most will cap out salary wise

    Cons

    Rules don't apply to everyone. Multiple members of the department still working with criminal records


  4. "Security guard"

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

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

    Pros

    Taking leave is good and there’s a lot of overtime.

    Cons

    They make you stand for hours in the heat and cold with no relief. You don’t do much of any real police work. 95% of the job you will be on a fixed post checking IDs, and trunks. You screen people at doors and stand on post. This is the only place you can work where you can literally do almost nothing while standing on a post with no mission or responsibilities, but then get in trouble for sitting down for one second because it doesn’t look professional.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your officers. That’s all we want


  5. "Police Officer"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Great money, some decent opportunities for specialty assignments, cool to be so close to the movers and shakers.

    Cons

    Real grunt work. Not like traditional law enforcement gig. Lots of security work.


  6. "Officer"

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    Former Employee - Officer in Nanjemoy, MD
    Former Employee - Officer in Nanjemoy, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity’s! Cert, bombsquad, K9, security, patrol (on foot or in cruiser), protection detail, etc.

    Cons

    Management. The best aren’t always the ones promoted. In fact, the best usually don’t even take the test. Yes, promotions are based on tests, not quality of work.

    Advice to Management

    More training!! Both for the supervisors and for the officers.


  7. "Patrol Officer"

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    Current Employee - Federal Police Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Federal Police Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management. Leaders need more training.

  8. "Contractors come and go there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Capitol Police full-time

    Pros

    Workload wasn’t heavy or difficult.

    Cons

    Revolving door. Slow movement to get things done. Remaining a contractor and never being hired as a full time employee.


  9. "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.


  10. "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