The Capitol Police Patrol Division is comprised of men and women who are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for elected officials, state employees and visitors to the Capitol and its associated buildings within the Capitol Complex Improvement District.
These men and women provide law enforcement and security services by providing a uniformed presence to the Capitol Building and throughout the Capitol Complex District. These services are delivered through active and directed patrols, security checkpoints and random inspections.
The Patrol Division is the heart of the department and the most visible to the general public. The Patrol Division provides year round emergency response, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patrol officers remain committed to providing high quality, professional law enforcement services with an emphasis on problem solving and public relations. The Patrol Division takes a proactive approach to law enforcement as a crime prevention effort, as opposed to being reactive (only) after crimes have already occurred.
The Patrol Division consists of Vehicle and Foot patrol methods of crime prevention. The law enforcement jurisdiction of the Capitol Police Department includes all surrounding streets, roadways, and parking areas of the buildings and properties included in the Capitol Complex, State Legislative Statutes.