WASHINGTON (AP) — An assistant chief who's been with the U.S. Capitol Police for three decades will take over as the agency's new chief.
Matthew Verderosa was selected Wednesday by the Capitol Police Board as the successor to Chief Kim Dine, who is retiring. Verderosa will take over as chief on March 20.
The Capitol Police provide security for lawmakers, staff and visitors to the Capitol. They also patrol the Capitol grounds and surrounding area.
Verderosa started with the agency as a uniformed patrol officer in 1986. He rose through the ranks and served as an incident commander in the aftermath of the deadly anthrax mailings in 2001. As an administrator, he's been involved in recruiting, training and discipline of officers. He was named assistant chief last May.