Library of Congress Police
|Library of Congress Police Force|
|Common name||LC Police|
United States Library of Congress Police patch
|Dissolved||September 30, 2009|
|Superseding agency||United States Capitol Police|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Legal jurisdiction||Library of Congress|
|Specialist jurisdiction||Buildings and lands occupied or explicitly controlled by the institution and the institution's personnel, and public entering the buildings and precincts of the institution.|
Library of Congress Police officers provided facility security through uniformed patrols and video surveillance as well as law enforcement services through arrest authority granted by the United States Congress.
In 2003, Congress decided to begin to abolish the LOC Police force, transferring the officers and the agency's duties, responsibilities and functions into the United States Capitol Police. Pursuant to Public Law 108-7 Sec. 1015 (117 Stat. 363) put into effect by the U.S. Congress on February 20, 2003, the Library of Congress Police was transferred to the authority of the U.S. Capitol Police, and all sections under Title 2 (§ 167 and § 167h) of the U.S. Code that pertains to the Library of Congress Police was transferred to the U.S. Capitol Police. On September 30, 2009, the merger was completed and the Library of Congress Police have been merged into the U.S. Capitol Police to create one police force. On October 1, 2009 the Library of Congress police ceased operations. The duties previously performed by them were assumed by the U.S. Capitol Police.
- 64 Stat. 411, as cited in The United States Government Manual, 2009-2010. Office of the Federal Registrar, National Records and Archives Administration. p. 614.
- Library Security page at the Library of Congress
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