A spokeswoman for the United States Capitol Police (USCP) says Steven A. Sund, chief of police for the Capitol, resigned effective January 16, 2021.
Sund’s resignation comes after yesterday’s botched response to the Capitol uprising and a call from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to resign.
Sund’s biography has been removed from the Capitol Police website.
Here was his biography:
Steven A. Sund
Chief of Police
Steven A. Sund was sworn in as the tenth chief of police in June 2019. He joined the United States Capitol Police (USCP) in 2017 as the deputy chief of police and operations officer. Chief Sund is known and recognized in the law enforcement and academic communities for his leadership skills and operational experience, as well as specialized education and training.
Sund served with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, DC for more than 25 years. He retired from MPD as Commander of the Special Operations Division within the Homeland Security Bureau. During this task, then Commander Sund supervised a number of specialized units, including the Emergency Response Team. Aerospace and port units; Horse and dog units; Special Events / Protection of Dignity Department; Major crash and commercial enforcement by motor vehicle companies; Automated Traffic Enforcement and the Domestic Security Operations Unit. During his career, Sund coordinated a number of National Special Security Events (NSSE) through the Department of Homeland Security, including the presidential inaugurations in 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013.
Chief Sund is a recognized expert in critical incident management and the preparedness and response of active shooters. His experience includes serving as the incident commander in the 2009 shootings at the National Holocaust Museum, the 2012 shootings with the Family Research Council, and the 2013 incidents involving active shooters at the Washington Navy Yard. In addition, he has handled dozens of criminal barricade and hostage situations with an impressive record of zero deaths.
Sund has received numerous awards and certifications. Based on his knowledge and experience, he was a major event planning instructor with the United States Secret Service and taught Incident Command System (ICS) as Associate Professor at George Washington University. Prior to joining USCP, he worked in the private sector for a science, technology and strategy nonprofit as director of national security and intelligence.
Chief Sund received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters of Arts in Homeland Security from the Naval Postgraduate School.
NEWS: U.S. Capitol Police Chief, Sund resigns effective January 16, 2021.
– Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) January 7, 2021
BREAKING: A Capitol Police spokeswoman says Capitol Police Chief Sund is stepping down effective January 16, 2021.
The resignation comes after yesterday’s botched response to the Capitol uprising and a call from @SpeakerPelosi to resign.
– Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) January 7, 2021