Steven W. Mason currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Social Security Administration (SSA). Mr. Mason started his law enforcement career in 1968 with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. After serving two years as an undercover vice investigator, he became a member of the United States Park Police. It was during this time that he completed his college education at American University with a degree in Administration of Justice. Mr. Mason began a career with the United States Secret Service in December 1975. While employed by the Secret Service, Mr. Mason held the following positions: Special Agent, Organized Crime Strike Force; Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, Miami; Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Vice Presidents Detail; Special Agent in Charge, Baltimore; Special Agent in Charge, Counterfeit Division; and Deputy Assistant Director for Investigations.