Assistant Capitol Police Chief to Retire

Malloy's retirement comes amid reports of frustrations between rank-and-file officers and department brass. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The U.S. Capitol Police announced Tuesday that Assistant Chief Daniel B. Malloy is retiring after nearly two years as assistant chief and more than 30 years with the department. The news comes at a sensitive time for the department, as Chief Kim C. Dine has submitted a letter of resignation to the Capitol Police Board, comprised of the House and Senate Sergeant-at-Arms and the Architect of the Capitol.  “I want to thank Assistant Chief Malloy for his incredible loyalty, hard work, and dedication to our mission and to the men and women of the Department," Dine said in a statement. "His support and leadership has had a direct impact on the USCP.  Assistant Chief Malloy’s tireless efforts, relentlessly positive attitude, and true example of hard work have been a positive example for so many and has moved many elements of our vision forward.”

Malloy's retirement is effective April 30. The department statement did not indicate who will replace the outgoing assistant chief. The news also comes at a time of frustrations over alleged policies that officers should not participate in "low value" stops around the have strained relations between rank-and-file officers and top department brass.

As Roll Call reported when Malloy became assistant chief in June 2013, he first joined the force in 1985. Ten years later, he was promoted to sergeant, and in 2004 he became a lieutenant, leading the Hazardous Devices Section. After becoming a captain and an inspector, Malloy became deputy chief and bureau commander of the Operations Services Bureau in 2012.


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