Police Officer (Communications)

Washington, DC, USA
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Job Description

Police Officer (Communications)


The United States Capitol Police (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.


This position is located in the Communications Section, Command Division, Command and Coordination Bureau (CCB), Office of the Assistant Chief of Police for Uniformed Operations, United States Capitol Police (USCP).The Communications Section is responsible for facilitating service calls and information using telecommunications equipment and automated systems to resolve a variety of issues and to ensure a response from the appropriate emergency service.

Communications Officers:

Answer, evaluate and prioritize incoming telephone calls to determine urgency and the need for dispatching police, fire, medical and other emergency services.Disseminate emergency information to the USCP and the Congressional community by using a Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, telephones, multi-channel radios, TDD (telecommunication device for the deaf), numerous law enforcement and agency databases and automated map systems.Monitor alarms, access control and video security systems.Operate and monitor intrusion detection, access control, Member duress calls, digital video, Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) and related security equipment to provide area and visitor surveillance assessments.Access databases for information, warrant checks, intelligence and driver's license and vehicle registration checks.

The results of this vacancy announcement selection process will be used to fill positions within the Communications Section. More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement. The selection list for this vacancy announcement will be active for a period of 12 months from the date of approval of the selection memorandum. An applicant may request to be removed from consideration by sending a written request to the Office of Human Resources (OHR).

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