Code of the District of Columbia

Part A. Authority to Make Regulations; Duty of Capitol Police.


§ 10–503.01. Authority to make regulations.

The Sergeants at Arms of the Senate and of the House of Representatives are authorized to make such regulations as they may deem necessary for preserving the peace and securing the Capitol from defacement, and for the protection of the public property therein, and they shall have power to arrest and detain any person violating such regulations, until such person can be brought before the proper authorities for trial.


(R.S., § 1820.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 9-105.

1973 Ed., § 9-105.

Cross References

Metropolitan Police jurisdiction, see § 5-133.02.

United States Park Police, see § 5-201 et seq.

Editor's Notes

Enlargement of Capitol Grounds: Act of March 4, 1929, 45 Stat. 1694, ch. 708, as amended, provided for the enlargement of the Capitol Grounds.


§ 10–503.02. Duty of Capitol Police.

It shall be the duty of the Capitol Police hereafter to prevent any portion of the Capitol Grounds and terraces from being used as playgrounds or otherwise, so far as may be necessary to protect the public property, turf and grass from destruction.


(Apr. 29, 1876, 19 Stat. 41, ch. 86.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 9-107.

1973 Ed., § 9-118a.