Welcome to the website of the Division of Capitol Police, representing an agency now in its fifth century of providing progressive law enforcement services to Virginia’s elected officials, government employees and visitors to the Commonwealth. This site serves as a gateway to a group of dedicated employees who have taken a leadership role in supporting a work environment promoting diversity and equity in all areas. We are committed to inclusive excellence and equity in not only hiring and retention, but in the ways we engage and unite with our diverse stakeholders across Virginia. I am also proud of the division’s commitment to a leadership role in an initiative to increase the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in law enforcement. The division is recognized as the nation’s oldest law enforcement agency, tracing its roots to 1618 at the first permanent English settlement in Jamestown, Va., as The Public Guard. From that small group of men formed to protect the governor, it has steadily evolved into what you see today: a highly professional staff of police officers, support officers, communications professionals, administrative staff and K-9 units who carry out our duties daily in a manner consistent with our core values of Devotion, Professionalism and Character.
It has been a rewarding experience for me to lead this group of accomplished men and women, and I hope you find this site helpful and informative in your efforts to learn more about them.
Colonel Anthony S. Pike