Chief of Police
Assistant Chief Gallagher has overseen the United States Capitol Police’s Uniformed Operations since June 2021. He joined the Department in 2001 and within a few years, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to the House Division. In 2008, Assistant Chief Gallagher was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned as the Assistant Commander of Investigations Division until 2010. From 2010 to 2018 he was assigned as the Assistant Commander of the Dignitary Protection Division and the Capitol Division. After being promoted to Inspector in 2018, he served as the Commander of the Dignitary Protection Division. Upon being promoted to Deputy Chief in 2019, he was assigned to lead the Protective Services Bureau.
Assistant Chief Bell has overseen the Department’s Protective and Intelligence Operations since October 2022. He started his career in 2002 as an Officer working assignments in the Capitol Division, Senate Division and Patrol Division. In 2008, he was promoted to Sergeant while serving in the House Division. He was later assigned to the Threat Assessment Section where he served as a liaison to the FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate. As a Lieutenant and a Captain, he served as the Assistant Commander of the Investigations Division where he led the Threat Assessment Section, Intelligence Operations Section and the Criminal Investigations Section. As Inspector, he was assigned to the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer and as Commander of the Investigations Division. In March 2021, he was promoted to Deputy Chief and served as the Commander of the Operational Services Bureau through October 2022.
Assistant Chief Bell is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University with a BA in History. He also earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus. He is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Criminal Investigator Training Program and has been recognized by the U.S. Attorney’s office for his work leading complex investigations.
Chief Administrative Officer
Ms. Boynton’s career includes senior management positions at the Departments of Justice and Treasury. At the Department of Justice, Ms. Boynton served two terms as an Assistant United States Attorney, and later became an Associate Director in the Office of International Affairs in the Criminal Division, where she oversaw a varied and complex portfolio that required substantive knowledge of U.S. and international criminal law, bilateral and multilateral treaty negotiations, international asset sharing, the U.S. inter-agency policy process, and national security, as well as an in-depth understanding of the operational, policy, and diplomatic aspects inherent in the international representation of the U.S. government. At the Treasury Department, Ms. Boynton served as the Assistant Chief Counsel for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), where she provided legal advice and guidance to the agency in its role as the administrator of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and the Financial Intelligence Unit of the United States to promote national security through the strategic use of financial authorities and financial intelligence information. At FinCEN, Ms. Boynton was also responsible for providing advice and guidance to the agency on the agency’s authorities under the BSA, the Administrative Procedures Act, the Right to Financial Privacy Act, personnel and employment matters, and other statutory and regulatory authorities used to protect and deter money laundering and terrorist financing, as well as to regulate U.S. financial institutions for compliance with the BSA.
Ms. Boynton brings to the position a strong background in the implementation, regulation, and enforcement of U.S. and international laws involving financial crimes, the management of financial and human capital resources, and the development of performance measures to protect and align investments. Ms. Boynton serves as an effective stakeholder liaison, bridging operational and administrative functions to ensure that the organization can efficiently and effectively fulfill its mission of protecting Members of Congress, the Capitol Complex, and the legislative process.
Mr. DiBiase then joined the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia in 1995. He rotated through various sections of the office, but was mainly a homicide prosecutor until he left in 2007. Among the leadership positions he held at the USAO were Deputy Chief of the Misdemeanor Section, Chief of the Third District Homicide/Major Crimes Section, Director of Training and Professional Development, and Deputy Chief of the Homicide Section. In 2007, he joined the construction litigation boutique firm of Shapiro, Lifschitz and Schramm where he practiced trial work until 2010.
In April 2010, he joined the USCP as the Deputy General Counsel. He served as Acting General Counsel for the Department from October 2019 to August 2020. He became the USCP's General Counsel on August 16, 2020.