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.
Matthew R. Verderosa
Chief of Police
Chief Matthew R. Verderosa has more than 31 years of distinguished service in the field of law enforcement. In March 2016, he became the ninth Chief of Police for the United States Capitol Police.
Steven A. Sund
Chief of Operations/Assistant Chief of Police
Assistant Chief Steven Sund joined the United States Capitol Police in January 2017. As Chief of Operations, his responsibilities include providing operational support to the Department, managing several internal bureaus, and developing and implementing operational response plans and strategies.
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.