Capitol Police

  • Federal workers could have benefits protected during future government shutdowns

    In today’s Federal Newscast, two bills to protect federal employees’ health insurance benefits during future government shutdowns advanced to the full House for a vote.

  • Senators question TSP investment portfolios sans fossil fuels

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the personal information of hundreds of federal agents and police officers appears to have been stolen from websites affiliated with alumni of the FBI’s National Academy.

  • Hacker group posts hundreds of law officer records

    A hacker group has posted online the personal information of hundreds of federal agents and police offers apparently stolen from websites affiliated with alumni of the FBI’s National Academy

  • David Hawkings: Capitol Police budget rises annually with little oversight

    David Hawkings, senior editor at CQ Roll Call, has spent some time digging into the Capitol Police Department’s budget and found it’s increased almost every year since 9/11 to $375 million this year. Hawkings tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin the Capitol Police is among the biggest police agencies in America, but it has gotten relatively little oversight.

  • Capitol Police ink up new restrictions on tattoos

    Are tattoos a symbol of personal expression or are do they undermine public confidence when seen on the arms or legs of a police officer? Capitol Hill Police officials say yes and are cracking down on tattoos and a revised grooming policy would require officers to hide their art-covered arms and legs when on duty. But rank and file officers worry that the new rules are subjective and an over-reach.

  • Federal Drive interviews — July 24

    Jon Adler of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association talks tattoos. Attorney John Mahoney discusses Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act. Steve Antonakes of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau talks about a new bureau initiative. Tom Fox provides insight on a new Partnership for Public Service report. Meet Service to America nominee James Cash, chief technical advisor for the National Transportation Safety Board’s Office of Research and Engineering.