BPS is comprised of the State House & Complex Detail Divisions, State Agency Support Division, Governor’s Mansion Division and the Judicial Division. BPS also has the following special operations to enhance safety and security on state grounds.
Our bomb dogs and their handlers, Bureau of Protective Services Officers, are part of our BPS staff. The K-9s are capable of detecting many different types of explosives and are also trained to track missing persons and fleeing subjects.
The BPS Bike Patrol Unit was created in 2001 with the goal of increasing accessibility and presenting a positive law enforcement presence for the visitors and employees on the State House complex and surrounding state properties. These officers utilize mountain bikes to patrol the State House Complex and surrounding state properties to establish public confidence in law enforcement by providing daily, police/public contact, which fosters a cooperative and friendly relationship.
Critical Incident Team (CIT)
Officers on the Critical Incident Team (CIT) provide support to uniformed patrol officers during special events. CIT Officers stand ready to respond to occurrences such as riots, active shooters, or other threats to safety on the State House Complex.
Provide timely and accurate tactical, strategic, administrative and operational intelligence analysis of data related to the mission of BPS.
The mission of the Investigative Unit is to thoroughly investigate all criminal incidents suspected/known to have occurred on the Capital Complex or other state facilities.