Welcome | U.S. Capitol Visitor CenterPlant-Care.com — Landscape House Plants Lawn CareMACPACReed's Garden RamblingsCongressional Budget Office (CBO)U.S. Capitol PoliceSince 1828, the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) has provided protection for Congress. Over time, the force has grown in numbers, duties, and responsibilities. USCP officers work to protect life and property; prevent, detect, and investigate criminal acts; and enforce traffic regulations throughout a large complex of congressional buildings, parks, and thoroughfares. Additionally, USCP officers are responsible for protecting members and officers of Congress and their families. Officer Profiles Listen to officers’ stories, and learn about the force that has been protecting Congress since 1828. Recruiting Events Find out where the U.S. Application Learn about and register for the Police Officer Selection Test (POST). Visit the Website of the Capitol Police All this and more are available on the Capitol Police website.