Captain Carneysha Mendoza of the United States Capitol Police has been invited to speak to testify before the Senate today.
Mendoza has been a member of the Capitol Police for nearly 19 years, with 13 years of leadership experience, according to Senator Amy Klobuchar, who introduced her.
“She currently serves as the Field Commander in the Special Operations Division, where her duties include acting as the Field Commander for Significant Security Incidents. She has served in various divisions of the department, including the command center division and senators division, ”Klobuchar said.
Prior to joining the Capitol Police, Mendoza served as an active-duty soldier in the United States Army, and she received various awards for her work, including her work on recovery efforts during the Pentagon attack on September 11, Klobuchar added.
Born and raised in Missouri, Mendoza holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Park University. She has two children.
On January 6, during the attack, “she rushed to the Capitol when she learned that her fellow officers needed immediate help and took command of the rotunda as they fought to push back. rioters and kick them out of the building, ”Klobuchar said. .