Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter III. Details and Transfers from MPD to Capitol Police.


Part A. Details.

§ 10–505.01. Detail of personnel from Metropolitan Police to Capitol Police Board.

The Mayor of the District of Columbia is authorized and directed to make such details upon the request of the Board. Personnel so detailed shall, during the period of such detail, serve under the direction and instructions of the Board and are authorized to exercise the same authority as members of such Metropolitan Police and members of the Capitol Police and to perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Board. Reimbursement for salaries and other expenses of such detail personnel shall be made to the government of the District of Columbia, and any sums so reimbursed shall be credited to the appropriation or appropriations from which such salaries and expenses are payable and shall be available for all the purposes thereof; provided, that any person detailed under the authority of this section or under similar authority in the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1942, and the Second Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1940, from the Metropolitan Police of the District of Columbia shall be deemed a member of such Metropolitan Police during the period or periods of any such detail for all purposes of rank, pay, allowances, privileges, and benefits to the same extent as though such detail had not been made, and at the termination thereof any such person shall have a status with respect to rank, pay, allowances, privileges, and benefits which is not less than the status of such person in such police at the end of such detail.


(July 10, 1972, 86 Stat. 440, Pub. L. 92-342, § 101; Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 670, Pub. L. 95-94, title I.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 9-116.

1973 Ed., § 9-126a.

References in Text

The Second Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1940 and the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1942, both referred to in the proviso of the last sentence of this section, were enacted by 54 Stat. 629 and 55 Stat. 456, respectively.


Part B. Transfers.

§ 10–505.02. Transfer of member of Metropolitan Police to Capitol Police — Election.

(a) Any member of the Metropolitan Police force detailed to the Capitol Police (other than the Capitol Police Chief):

(1) Who on August 31, 1980, has completed 20 years or more of police service shall be reassigned to the Metropolitan Police force effective October 1, 1980, unless during the 30-day period beginning on September 1, 1980, such member makes an election under subsection (b) of this section; or

(2) Who after August 31, 1980, completes 20 years of police service shall be reassigned to the Metropolitan Police force effective at the end of the 30-day period beginning on the date of such completion, unless, during such period, such member makes an election under subsection (b) of this section.

(b)(1) A member of the Metropolitan Police force described in subsection (a) of this section may elect to transfer to the Capitol Police with the rank, pay, and seniority that are most nearly equivalent to the rank, pay, and seniority of such member on the day before the date of such transfer, as determined by the Capitol Police Board.

(2) A transfer to the Capitol Police under this subsection shall be effective on the date on which the electing member would have been reassigned to the Metropolitan Police force but for the election by such member under paragraph (1) of this subsection.

(3) An election under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be made in writing to the Chairman of the Capitol Police Board in such form and manner as may be prescribed by the Board.

(c) In each case in which a member of the Metropolitan Police force transfers to the Capitol Police under subsection (b) of this section, the position occupied by such member immediately before the effective date of such transfer shall, beginning on such date, be a position on the rolls of the Capitol Police for the purpose of providing for the assimilation of such member.


(Dec. 20, 1979, 93 Stat. 1099, Pub. L. 96-152, § 2.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 9-117.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 10-505.03.


§ 10–505.03. Transfer of member of Metropolitan Police to Capitol Police — Creditable service as congressional employee.

(a) Any police service: (1) of the Capitol Police Chief shall be treated, effective on the effective date of this part; and (2) of a member of the Metropolitan Police force transferred to the Capitol Police under § 10-505.02(b) shall be treated, effective on the effective date of such transfer; as creditable service as a Congressional employee for purposes of determining eligibility for, and the amount of, an annuity under subchapter III of Chapter 83 of Title 5, United States Code.

(b) Effective on the date on which police service is first treated as creditable service as a Congressional employee under subsection (a) of this section, the individual or member involved shall forfeit all annuity rights under the Policemen and Firemen’s Retirement and Disability Act (§ 5-701 et seq.).


(Dec. 20, 1979, 93 Stat. 1099, Pub. L. 96-152, § 3.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 9-118.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 10-505.04.


§ 10–505.04. Transfer of member of Metropolitan Police to Capitol Police — Payments into Retirement and Disability Fund.

(a) An amount equal to the total amount of: (1) deductions and withholdings from pay for retirement under the Policemen and Firemen’s Retirement and Disability Act (§ 5-701 et seq.) for police service treated as creditable service as a congressional employee under § 10-505.03; and (2) sums paid by the Congress to the District of Columbia as a retirement contribution for any such police service performed while detailed to the Capitol Police; shall be paid by the Mayor of the District of Columbia into the Treasury of the credit of the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund. For purposes of § 8334(c) of Title 5, United States Code, such payment shall constitute the required deposit for police service treated as creditable service as a congressional employee under § 10-505.03.

(b) Payments into the Treasury required by subsection (a) of this section shall be made not later than the date on which police service is first treated as creditable service as a congressional employee under § 10-505.03 with respect to the individual or member involved.


(Dec. 20, 1979, 93 Stat. 1099, Pub. L. 96-152, § 4.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 9-119.


§ 10–505.05. Transfer of member of Metropolitan Police to Capitol Police — Definitions.

As used in this part:

(1) The term “Metropolitan Police force” means the Metropolitan Police force of the District of Columbia.

(2) The term “police service” means creditable service under § 5-704.


(Dec. 20, 1979, 93 Stat. 1099, Pub. L. 96-152, § 5.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 9-120.


§ 10–505.06. Transfer of member of Metropolitan Police to Capitol Police — Appropriations.

Until otherwise provided by law, the contingent fund of the House of Representatives shall be available to carry out this part.


(Dec. 20, 1979, 93 Stat. 1099, Pub. L. 96-152, § 6.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 9-121.


§ 10–505.07. Transfer of member of Metropolitan Police to Capitol Police — Effective date.

This part shall take effect on the 1st day of the 2nd month after the month in which this part is enacted.


(Dec. 20, 1979, 93 Stat. 1099, Pub. L. 96-152, § 7.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 9-122.