Skip to content

Campus Notebook: Cops Honored

The Capitol Police last week received recognition for its operations from a nonprofit that accredits agencies nationwide.

[IMGCAP(1)]The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies evaluated the department in early January, scoring it on a set of 350 standards, according to a Capitol Police press release.

At a recent conference, the commissioners announced that the Capitol Police has met all those standards and “took special note of this accomplishment in light of our large, complex, and unique mission,— according to the release.

This is the third time that the department has received that recognition.

The department often ranks highly when compared to other law enforcement agencies. But while its force is well-regarded, it still faces growing pains in its administrative division.

The Government Accountability Office has made 46 recommendations since 2005 on issues ranging from overtime to hiring practices, and the department is currently making its way through them.

Submit your Campus Notebook tips here.

Recent Stories

Former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, first woman on the Supreme Court, dies at 93

Members want $26 billion for programs the Pentagon didn’t seek

Expelling bee — Congressional Hits and Misses

Appeals court rejects Trump push to dismiss Jan. 6 suits from lawmakers, police

Photos of the week ending December 1, 2023

House expels Rep. George Santos