Sending Office: Office of Sergeant at Arms
TO: All Members of Congress and Staff
FROM: Paul D. Irving
Sergeant at Arms
DATE: July 31, 2017
SUBJECT: Security Reminder during the August District Work Period
During the upcoming District Work period, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the significance of maintaining an enhanced security awareness in your District.
If you are scheduled to attend a public forum such as a town hall meeting, rally, or any other public event, your Law Enforcement Coordinator (LEC) should contact the proper law enforcement authority to coordinate any necessary local police assistance at
the event. As a reminder, requests for law enforcement and security services may now be submitted through the
Law Enforcement Service Request Center web portal on HouseNet. Please renew and validate contacts with the law enforcement resources in your District and, if appropriate, provide them with a copy of your schedule for situational awareness. These contacts
may include federal, state, and local police, and/or your county sheriff.
As you spend time in your District, I strongly encourage you and your staff to take this time to review your District Office security protocols. The Law Enforcement Coordinator Resource Center
on the Sergeant at Arms website and on HouseNet contains the LEC Handbook and the U.S. Capitol Police Guide to Security Awareness.
The U.S. Capitol Police and the Sergeant at Arms maintain a constant watch in conjunction with federal, state, and local counterparts for any indications of unlawful activities directed at Members of Congress, as well as any terrorist-related threats to
the United States. If you have specific concerns regarding travel or other events, please contact the U.S. Capitol Police Threat Assessment Section at 202-224-1495 or the Sergeant at Arms at 202-225-1000. We will provide proper assistance and coordinate with
the appropriate law enforcement counterparts across the country.
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