Washington, D.C.: New Capitol Police officers report for duty as war envelopes Europe…1940…now up to 20 officers!

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New Capitol Police go on duty.

Washington, D.C., July 1. Danger of subversive activities increased by the war conditions in Europe, has resulted in the appointment of 20 experienced policemen to augment the Capitol police force. Some of the new men who were recruited from the FBI, Secret Service and Metropolitan police force, are shown in this photograph as they went on their first tour of duty today, 7-1-40

Police guard with motorcycle, White House in rear
Police guard with motorcycle, White House in rear. Theodor Horydczak, Library of Congress

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Lieut. John M.D. McCubbin Heads White House police.

Washington, D.C., June 25, 1938. Lieut. John M.D. McCubbin was today promoted to Captain of the White House police force. A Member of the force since 1922 he succeeds Capt. A.A. Walters, retired.

Crack shot of White House police force.

Washington, D.C., Aug. 10. Outstanding marksman of the White House police force is Roland Ford, today averaged 294 bull’s-eyes out of a possible 300 while shooting in competition with marksmen from other agencies in the Treasury Department. Forty-eight experts competed for medals and cup for themselves and their services in the friendly matches, 8/10/37.

The White House police force which donned their new and distinctive uniforms today – photographed on the south portico of the White House.  1923.

Officer Snodgrass of the White House police force with the latest addition to the Hoover pets – a possum which recently strayed into the White House grounds in 1929.

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