NEW YORK — The Office of The Attorney General will spend $12.4 million on two new security cameras to guard the offices of the U.S. Capitol Police, the Office said Wednesday.
The Capitol Police are the nation’s law enforcement arm, and the cameras are being paid for by the Department of Homeland Security.
The office said the cameras, which are located inside the Capitol, are designed to capture any potential breaches of security.
The Office of Homeland Management has been reimbursing for the cost of installing the cameras since November.
The Office is also reimbursed for the costs of the cameras’ installation and maintenance.
“The Capitol has been a sanctuary for the people of the District of Columbia for many years and we need to protect the integrity of our democracy and the safety of our members and visitors,” said Rep. Jim Jordan, a Republican from Ohio, in a statement.
The two new cameras are expected to be installed by December, according to the office.