Police Training Officer

Washington D.C.
Jun 29, 2017
Jul 27, 2017
Full Time

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) post academy Police Training Officer Program (PTOP) is designed to support and complement the training provided by the USCP Training Services Bureau (TSB). The PTOP delivers a curriculum merging academic instruction with operational activities to validate critical skills required of USCP police officers. The PTOP training is delivered by Police Training Officers (PTO) assigned to operations within the Uniformed Services Bureau (USB). Probationary officers are carefully supervised and evaluated throughout the process to maximize exposure to the tasks required of police officers.

NOTE: Multiple vacancies exist. The number of PTO positions will be determined by the needs of the Department.

The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency. The USCP safeguards the Congress, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and Congressional buildings and grounds from crime, disruption, and terrorism. We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities in a safe, secure and open environment.

We protect the legislative process, the symbol of our democracy, the people who carry out the process, and the millions of visitors who travel here to see democracy in action. We also protect everyone who visits the Capitol, who can see first-hand how we work to represent the best of America's spirit and diversity.

As a Department, we are a microcosm of America, representational of many races, colors, religions, national origins, political a?liations, sexual orientations, and ages. Our workforce is comprised of employees from nearly all 50 states and the U.S. territories. We embrace and celebrate a diverse workforce, and we believe inclusion makes our workplace stronger and respecting each individual as a person and as a professional is essential.

We act on the world stage every day of the year as a model in security, urban crime prevention, dignitary protection, specialty response capabilities, and homeland security. As ambassadors of the Congress, we are often the first face that visitors and employees encounter, and we leave a lasting impression that is reflective of the Legislative Branch and its role in America's democracy.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • Must be a current USCP Officer below the rank of Sergeant.
  • Must have attained the rank of Private First Class.
  • Must be assigned to the Uniformed Services Bureau.
  • Must successfully complete all required training.
  • 1. Must be a USCP Officer below the rank of Sergeant and have successfully attained the rank of Private First Class (PFC) by the closing of this announcement.
    2. Must not be in restricted leave status as of the closing date of this announcement.
    3. Must be in full and unrestricted duty status as of the closing date of this announcement.

    1. Satisfactory completion of the basic PTO training course.
    2. Satisfactorily complete all continuing education requirements presented by the program manager.
    3. Satisfactorily perform the duties of a PTO, as determined by the program manager.

    Not Applicable


    As a Police Training Officer (PTO), you will:

    Provide on-the-job training to new officers immediately following graduation from the United States Capitol Police Training Academy. Responsibilities include providing direction to a new officer in daily operations and related field operations and various facets of police service within the congressional community. PTOs provide field and scenario-based training, ensuring that the probationary officer experiences different facets of police work.

    Evaluate and advise on the trainee's progress by observing performance of the trainee and preparing observation reports. Evaluate the trainee's handling of assignments and documentation of incidents/events. Identify deficiencies of individual trainees and collaborate with the PTOP Sergeant and Division Coordinator to develop and implement a remediation plan to assist the trainee in successful completion of field training.

    Evaluate training materials for currency, applicability and technical accuracy. Research and evaluate the validity and pertinence of course materials and determine the most effective methods and procedures for organizing training materials that provide adequate, clear and detailed coverage of law enforcement subjects. Collaborate with the PTOP Sergeant and Division Coordinator to develop training books covering the law enforcement functions and procedures of the Division; determine pertinent issues and collect relevant information from a variety of sources; and review information and apply standard analytical techniques.

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