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)
2013/2014 Capitol Police Section Leadership
Chair: Captain Michael Spochart (Michael.Spochart@uscp.gov), US Capitol Police
General Vice Chair: Captain David Hunt (David.Hunt@state.de.us), Delaware Capitol Police
Secretary: Vacant – currently seeking nominees for this position
East Region Vice Chair: Sergeant Eric Yealdhall (firstname.lastname@example.org), Maryland Capitol Police
South Region Vice Chair: Deputy Chief Randall Howard (email@example.com), Virginia Capitol Police
Midwest Region Vice Chair: Deputy Chief Dan Blackdeer (Dan.Blackdeer@wisconsin.gov), Wisconsin Capitol Police
West Region Vice Chair: Vacant - currently seeking nominees for this position
On-line Section Membership Directory (Requires current membership and web login for access.)
- June 19 - 1PM EST
Webinar Training Brief
- August 21 - 1PM EST
Webinar Training Brief
- October 29th - 9AM EST
Annual Meeting at IACP Conference in Orlando, FL
For more information about these events, to suggest a training topic, or to receive an electronic invitation to participate, contact Section Chair Michael Spochart (Michael.Spochart@uscp.gov) or staff liaison Dianne Beer-Maxwell (Maxwell@theiacp.org).
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
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 Dianne Beer-Maxwell, staff liaison.