Office of Inspector General
Inspector General: Carl W. Hoecker
Carl W. Hoecker is an accomplished professional with more than 30 years of experience in federal law enforcement and accounting. He has supervised and conducted specialized financial investigations, as well as forensic audits and reviews. He has also led fraud prevention and business process improvement efforts in the U.S. military and federal civilian agencies.
Mr. Hoecker was appointed Inspector General (IG) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 11, 2013. In that capacity, Mr. Hoecker leads a team of auditors, investigators, and administrative staff to fulfill the mission of the SEC Office of Inspector General (OIG) to promote the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of the SEC's programs and operations.
In 2006, Mr. Hoecker was appointed the first IG for the U.S. Capitol Police. As a result of his leadership, the Capitol Police OIG is relied upon as a trusted, steadfast advisor to the Chief of Police, Capitol Police Board, and Congress. During Mr. Hoecker's tenure, the Capitol Police OIG conducted extremely sensitive investigations and audits, identified weaknesses, and made recommendations to improve internal controls and ensure government funds were spent wisely.
Mr. Hoecker began his career with the U.S Army in 1976 as a military policeman and then served as a special agent and warrant officer for the Army Criminal Investigations Command. During his last assignment in the Army, he was a member of an investigative unit charged with investigating procurement fraud and fraud prevention measures within the classified community. In 1992, he joined the IG community as a criminal investigator, later becoming Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the U.S. Treasury OIG.
Mr. Hoecker graduated from Governors State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and has a Master's degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, and is certified in financial forensics. Mr. Hoecker serves as the Chairman of the Investigations Committee of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency and is a member of the Virginia Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.