Capitol Police Board Selects New USCP Inspector General
The Capitol Police Board announced today the selection of Michael A. Bolton to be the United States Capitol Police (USCP) Inspector General, effective January 20, 2019. Under Public Law 109-55, Congress established the USCP Office of Inspector General (OIG). The Inspector General reports directly to the Capitol Police Board, and heads the OIG. The OIG supervises and conducts audits, inspections, and investigations involving USCP programs, functions, systems, and operations.
Mr. Bolton has been serving as the USCP’s Acting Inspector General since March 2018, and also has served as Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIGI) since August 2006.
Prior to joining the USCP OIG, Mr. Bolton served four years as the Special Agent-in-Charge, Office of Investigations for the U.S. Department of the Treasury where he primarily worked on cases of procurement fraud, and complex and sensitive criminal, administrative, and civil investigations of senior government officials and other government employees.
He also served for 21 years in the U.S. Secret Service (USSS), including nine years as a uniformed patrol officer in the Uniformed Division that included assignments in the foreign mission branch and the White House. Mr. Bolton also was assigned to numerous USSS Field Offices including Headquarters Financial Crimes Division and the Presidential Protection Division (PPD). During his USSS career, he also served as a firearms instructor, a Counter Assault Team instructor, and a PPD team leader. He was also charged with investigating bank and credit card fraud, as well as money laundering and counterfeiting cases.
“Mr. Bolton’s more than 30 years of law enforcement and auditing experience, and 16 years in the OIG community have been an asset to the USCP Office of Inspector General and the Department. I look forward to our continued partnership in ensuring that the USCP continues to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of its programs and operations,” said Matthew R. Verderosa, Chief of the United States Capitol Police.
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The Capitol Police Board oversees and supports the United States Capitol Police in its mission, and advances the Department’s law enforcement capabilities with the Congress. The Capitol Police Board is comprised of the Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate Michael C. Stenger, the Sergeant at Arms for the U.S. House of Representatives Paul D. Irving, and the Acting Architect of the Capitol Christine A. Merdon. The Chief of the United States Capitol Police serves as an ex-officio non-voting member.