Karen Gibson, Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate[1]
Karen Gibson, Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate[1]
William J. Walker, Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives
William J. Walker, Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives
Brett Blanton, Architect of the Capitol
Brett Blanton, Architect of the Capitol

The Capitol Police Board is the body that governs the United States Capitol Police. It was established in 1873,[2] and today consists of three voting members: the Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives, the Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate, and the Architect of the Capitol. Additionally, the chief of the Capitol Police serves ex officio as a non-voting member.[3] The chairmanship of the board alternates annually between the House and Senate Sergeants at Arms.[3]

The board like the Congress is not subject to freedom of information laws and the Inspector General of the board does not publish their findings and reports to the board who retains their employment.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ "U.S. Senate: Sergeant at Arms Karen Gibson". www.senate.gov. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  2. ^ "History". United States Capitol Police. Archived from the original on November 23, 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Capitol Police Board". United States Capitol Police. Archived from the original on March 18, 2020. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  4. ^ Office of Inspector General website Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  5. ^ Sarah D. Wire. (17 February 2022). "Watchdog says Capitol Police need training, culture shift a year after Jan. 6 attack". LA Times website Retrieved 20 February 2022.