Washington, DC – As first reported by Roll Call, Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced the launch of a whistleblower webpage providing United States Capitol Police (USCP) and House Sergeant at Arms (HSAA) officers and security personnel a confidential outlet to report issues. Through the webform, officers and security personnel will be able to privately communicate with the committee about their concerns. Davis launched this page with the administrative support of the House Whistleblower's Office as part of his ongoing effort to make the USCP and HSAA more transparent and accountable.
"This committee has a responsibility to the men and women who protect the Capitol to provide oversight of their leadership and part of this is hearing from officers and other personnel when issues arise," said Davis. "I know not every rank and file officer or employee is comfortable with speaking out publicly about these issues, but it’s important we hear from them and this provides a confidential way for them to do that. We've needed greater transparency and accountability within our security system for a long time and hopefully this will help. This committee needs to fulfill its oversight role, which has been lacking for far too long, and act to ensure accountability within security leadership.”
Prior to January 6th, the majority conducted just one oversight hearing with USCP last Congress. Additionally, the majority failed to act on the Capitol Police Advancement Act, which Davis introduced to increase transparency, improve accountability, and strengthen personnel decision capabilities within Capitol security.
CLICK HERE to access the form.