The United States Capitol Police (USCP) post academy Police Training Officer Program (PTOP) is designed to support and complement the training provided by the USCP Training Services Bureau (TSB).
The PTOP delivers a curriculum merging academic instruction with operational activities to validate critical skills required of USCP police officers.
The PTOP training is delivered by Police Training Officers (PTO) assigned to operations within the Uniformed Services Bureau (USB).
Probationary officers are carefully supervised and evaluated throughout the process to maximize exposure to the tasks required of police officers.
Note: Many vacancies exist.
The number of Police Training Officer positions will be determined by the needs of the Department.
The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency.
The USCP safeguards the Congress, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and Congressional buildings and grounds from crime, disruption, and terrorism.
We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities in a safe, secure and open environment.
We protect the legislative process, the symbol of our democracy, the people who carry out the process, and the millions of visitors who travel here to see democracy in action.
We also protect everyone who visits the Capitol, who can see first-hand how we work to represent the best of America's spirit and diversity.
As a Department, we are a microcosm of America, representational of many races, colors, religions, national origins, political affliations, sexual orientations, and ages.
Our workforce is comprised of employees from nearly all 50 states and the U.S. territories.
We embrace and celebrate a diverse workforce, and we believe inclusion makes our workplace stronger and respecting each individual as a person and as a professional is essential.
We act on the world stage every day of the year as a model in security, urban crime prevention, dignitary protection, specialty response capabilities, and homeland security.
As ambassadors of the Congress, we are often the first face that visitors and employees encounter, and we leave a lasting impression that is reflective of the Legislative Branch and its role in America's democracy.
All applicants must meet the following eligibility factors in order to be considered for the position of Police Training Officer: 1. Must be a USCP Officer below the rank of Sergeant and have successfully attained the rank of Private First Class (PFC) by the closing of this announcement.
2. Must be assigned to the Uniformed Services Bureau.
3. Must not be in restricted leave status as of the closing date of this announcement.
4. Must be in full and unrestricted duty status as of the closing date of this announcement.