Capitol Police Section

The Capitol Police Section promotes exchange of information and develops standards for increasing the efficiency and capabilities of each law enforcement agency that provides service to our state and nation’s critical assets.



The mission of this section is to allow its members to develop and promote professional relationships among its members and the IACP; and to increase the efficiency and capabilities of each law enforcement agency that provides service to our state and nation’s critical assets. This will be accomplished by providing educational training, promoting effective leadership, sharing information, and mentoring our future leaders.



Section membership is open to individuals who are now, or have been, engaged in or responsible for providing police services at a national or state/providence State House. Section members will promote and develop beneficial relationships with the private sector and our individual communities. Integrity, honor, and ethical behavior will be the standard for professionalism among our section members.

Capitol Police Section Bylaws (PDF)


2016/2017 Capitol Police Section Leadership

Chair: Lieutenant Eric Yealdhall (, Maryland Capitol Police
General Vice Chair: Deputy Chief Dan Blackdeer (, Wisconsin Capitol Police 
Secretary: Major Mark Proctor (, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Protective Services Division
East Region Vice Chair: Chief Russell Gauvin (, Maine Capitol Police
South Region Vice Chair: Deputy Chief Randall Howard (, Virginia Capitol Police
Midwest Region Vice Chair: Deputy Chief Dan Blackdeer (, Wisconsin Capitol Police
West Region Vice Chair: Commander Daniel Lamm (, California Highway Patrol
Immediate Past Chair
: Major David Hunt (, Delaware Capitol Police 

Region Map


Upcoming Activities

  • October 23rd, 9am-11am – Pennsylvania Convention Center , 109A
    Annual Meeting at IACP Conference in Philadelphia, PA


For more information about these events, to suggest a training topic, or to receive an electronic invitation to participate, contact Section Chair Eric Yealdhall ( or staff liaison Cari Jankowski (



Capitol Police Section members can login here to access resources, including the section discussion list and an archive of past training briefs.

Guests are invited to learn more about various Capitol Police Section member agencies, either through the agency highlights or the early editions of Capitol Beat Newsletter, below.


Member Agency Highlights


Capitol Beat

Blog Posts

April 25, 2013: Capitol Police Recommend Reviewing Response to Suspicious Packages


2013 - Implementation of Administrative Screenings at All State and National Capitols

Meeting Minutes and Agendas


For more information, contact Cari Jankowski, staff liaison.