The Chief of Police is responsible for administering the Department in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, and ensuring that organizational objectives are met. The Chief reports directly to the Capitol Police Board and is assisted in the management of the Department by the Chief of Operations (Assistant Chief of Police) and the Chief Administrative Officer. These leaders collectively are recognized as the United States Capitol Police Executive Team, the highest-level management team within the Department.
Steven A. Sund
Chief of Police
Steven A. Sund became Chief of Police on June 13, 2019, following the retirement of Chief Matthew R. Verderosa. He joined the United States Capitol Police in January 2017 as Assistant Chief and Chief of Operations. As Chief, his responsibilities included leading a Department of more than 2,300 employees. He is also responsible for providing the highest quality of security and police services to protect Members of Congress, the U.S. Capitol, and the legislative process; to deter, detect, disrupt and respond to terrorism; to prevent, detect and investigate criminal acts; and to enforce traffic regulations throughout the Capitol Complex and within the Congressional facilities. In addition, Chief Sund oversees all USCP operations to include public screening and extensive state-of-the-art perimeter screening operations for the detection and mitigation of, and response to, conventional and non-conventional threats. In his role, he also is responsible for the administration of security operations, in coordination with federal partners, at highly visible major public events, such as Presidential Inaugurations and State of the Union Addresses.
Mr. Richard L. Braddock has over 25 years of federal service, with a particular emphasis on government administrative operations. Since joining the U.S. Capitol Police in 2004, Mr. Braddock has served in a number of roles, to include: Chief of Staff, Acting Chief Administrative Officer, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, and Executive Officer for the Office of Administration.