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About OIG

The Inspector General is the senior official responsible for audits, investigations, and other oversight activities relating to USCP programs and operations. The Office of Inspector General provides leadership in promoting economy and effectiveness in USCP programs and preventing fraud, waste, and abuse.  The IG's priorities have been to serve as an independent and trusted contributor related to the value and safety of USCP’s mission and operations; and to improve the management and financial integrity of the Department’s programs.


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Michael A. Bolton, Inspector General

On January 20, 2019, Michael A. Bolton assumed the responsibilities of Inspector General for the United States Capitol Police (USCP).  Selected by the Capitol Police Board, Mr. Bolton is the third individual to serve the Department in this capacity.  

Michael A. Bolton, Inspector General

Mr. Bolton was the Acting Inspector General from March 2018 to January 2019, and also served as Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIGI) since August 2006. As the USCP’s first AIGI, Mr. Bolton played an active role in establishing the office; developing policies, procedures, and memorandums of understanding with the USCP Office of Professional Responsibility and the Capitol Police Board. He provided leadership in promoting economy and effectiveness in USCP programs and operations as well as served as an independent and trusted contributor concerning the prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse. 

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 is a graduate of the University of Maryland and holds a degree in Criminal Justice.