J. Thomas Manger, the police chief in the Washington, DC suburb of Montgomery County, Maryland, has been named the new chief of the Capitol Police after the previous chief stepped down in the wake of the January 6th domestic terrorist attack, the Associated Press reports.
With the Montgomery County PD, Manger oversaw a force with 1,300 officers in an affluent suburb north of Washington; the Capitol Police have 2,000 officers and support staff. Prior to his current job, he led the Fairfax County (Virginia) Police, serving a western suburb of DC with 1,400 officers.
The duty of the Capitol Police goes beyond protecting the Capitol complex and associated office buildings. Capitol Police also provide protection details for members of Congress in DC and when they travel.