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National Guard and United State Capitol Police Coordination

21-010 | Jan. 22, 2021

The National Guard and the United States Capitol Police (USCP) are united in the common goal to protect the U.S. Capitol and the Congress during this time. As with any large security operation, coordination and flexibility are required for all involved.

The USCP and the National Guard have coordinated their efforts to ensure that National Guardsmen and women are stationed throughout the Capitol Complex are in appropriate spaces within Congressional buildings, including the U.S. Capitol, where they may take on-duty breaks. Off-duty troops are being housed in hotel rooms or other comfortable accommodations.

The National Guard appreciates the continuous support of Congressional members who expressed concern for our National Guard men and women. The USCP is also grateful for the support of the Congress concerning the wellbeing of the women and men of the Department.

The National Guard and the United States Capitol Police both have long histories of serving and protecting our country, and together, we continue in this proud tradition along with our other Federal, state, and local law enforcement partners.

For information regarding this press release, please send an email to:

  • National Guard Bureau Media Operations
  • ng.ncr.ngb-arng.mesg.ngb-media-desk-owner@mail.mil