Implementation of Administrative Screening at All State and National Capitols

Adopted at the 120th Annual Conference

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

October 23, 2013

 

Implementation of Administrative Screening at All State and National Capitols

Submitted by: Capitol Police Section

CAP.009.t13

 

WHEREAS, it is important for all state and national Capitols and associated facilities and legislative bodies therein to operate in a safe and open environment; and   

 

WHEREAS, history has demonstrated that persons have repeatedly caused harm or attempted to cause harm to elected officials (i.e. most recently January 8, 2011 - U.S. House of Representatives Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ assassination attempt) and congressional/Capitol facilities have been targeted by terrorists in the past (i.e. September 11, 2001 – Flight 93 was intended for the U.S. Capitol Building); and

 

WHEREAS, we as law enforcement leaders want to ensure that elected officials, employees, visitors, and state and national Capitol facilities remain protected from crime, disruption, and/or terrorism; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) duly assembled at its 120th Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, recommends that all state and national Capitols implement reasonable administrative screening protocols to detect, deter, and mitigate individuals who wish to cause harm/damage to its legislative processes, elected officials, employees, visitors, and facilities.