Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

United States Capitol Police

Protect and Secure Congress

Appointment of Matthew R. Verderosa as Assistant Chief

May 26, 2015
Press Release
AUTHORIZED BY: Chief of Police, Kim C. Dine  
CONTACT: Public Information Officer, Lieutenant Kimberly Schneider,  

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Capitol Police congratulated Deputy Chief Matthew R. Verderosa on his promotion to Assistant Chief of Police and Chief of Operations effective May 1, 2015.

Deputy Chief Verderosa began his federal law enforcement career in 1985 with the Supreme Court of the United States Police. He soon joined the United States Capitol Police in 1986, and served in a variety of roles providing uniformed patrol duties in both the Uniformed Services Bureau and the Patrol/Mobile Response Division (PMRD). He was promoted in 1990 to Detective and served within the Department's Protective Services Bureau providing dignitary protection, special event planning, and investigative services.

As a sergeant, beginning in 1992, Deputy Chief Verderosa held several assignments in the First Responder Unit and the PMRD, and spent four years in the Internal Affairs Division where he conducted both criminal and administrative investigations for the Department.

Deputy Chief Verderosa was promoted to lieutenant in 1998 and was assigned to the Capitol Division, where he drafted and implemented several major security plans including the operational security plan for the Impeachment Trial of the President of the United States, and Senate Chamber security staffing plans. Deputy Chief Verderosa served as the Strategic Planning Division Commander and Accreditation Manager, leading the Department to its first accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in November 2002. During the 2001 Anthrax Remediation initiative, Deputy Chief Verderosa served as an incident command post commander for a period of seven months. In his final assignment as lieutenant, Deputy Chief Verderosa served as the Assistant to the Chief of Police, providing oversight to the Administrative Staff until promotion to Captain.

In 2004, as a Captain and later as the Inspector, Deputy Chief Verderosa was assigned to the House Division where he served as the Operations Commander and then-Division Commander, providing operational and administrative leadership. Deputy Chief Verderosa also served as the Chief of Staff for the Chief of Operations where he oversaw staffing initiatives, policy development and assisted the Assistant Chief in coordinating the activities of all operational units.

Promoted to Deputy Chief in 2008, Deputy Chief Verderosa served as Commander of the Training Services Bureau, and was responsible for the Department's in-service and Recruit Officer training. Further, he served as Acting Director of the Office of Human Resources, initiating many procedural reforms and internal controls, and also overseeing the human capital portion of the hiring process for the historic merger with the Library of Congress Police. Deputy Chief Verderosa also served as the Acting Chief Administrative Officer overseeing the Office of Administration and the Department's administrative functions for approximately one year. As Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Deputy Chief Verderosa assisted the Chief Administrative Officer in running the Office of Administration, coordinating Bureau and Office initiatives and collaborative efforts, providing technical assistance and leadership for several sworn promotional processes, and representing the Department to our Congressional oversight entities. Since July 2013, Deputy Chief Verderosa has commanded the Department's Disciplinary Review Task Force, coordinating most Department disciplinary matters for the USCP's Executive Team.

Deputy Chief Verderosa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware and a Master of Science degree in Management from the Johns Hopkins University. In May 2015, Deputy Chief Verderosa will complete his 30th year of federal law enforcement service.

If there are any questions about these events or our security procedures, you may contact the United States Capitol Police Public Information Office at 202-224-1677.



* * * * * *


  Prepared by:
  Lieutenant Kimberly Schneider
  United States Capitol Police
  Public Information Officer