Jobs In Federal Law Enforcement Opening Up

Federal Agencies are Hiring

Federal Agencies are Hiring

This is the third  installment of our series on the hiring trends in Public Safety. Last March we recognized the start of many new academy classes and especially in parts of the country that had held back hiring due the volatile budget and economy in general. In June we highlighted diversity in training and of impact military veterans entering the workplace.

Today we cover the federal government side of hiring in law enforcement. As reported in the Washington Post ”

It’s a good time to note that the federal government has quite a few law enforcement positions for those interested in such work.

It’s a good time to note that the federal government has quite a few law enforcement positions for those interested in such work. Here are agencies to explore.

  • U.S. Park Police—The U.S. Park Police is a unit of the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, with jurisdiction in all National Park Service areas and certain other federal and state lands. The Web site is nps.gov/uspp/.
  • U.S. Mint Police—Established in 1792, the U.S. Mint Police is one of the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agencies. These officers are responsible for protecting more than $100 billion in U.S. Treasury and other government assets stored in facilities around the country. The Web site is usmint.gov/about_the_mint/mint_police/.
  • Amtrak—The National Railroad Passenger Corp., better known as Amtrak, has a police department focused on the safety of travelers, employees and the rail infrastructure. The department includes intelligence and special operations unit. The Web site is http://police.amtrak.com.
  • U.S. Pentagon Police—The Pentagon is a city by itself, and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency and the Pentagon Police safeguard it. The Emergency Response Team is also on hand. The Web site is pfpa.mil/.
  • FBI Police—The FBI maintains its own uniformed police force to protect personnel, facilities and information. In addition to shielding facilities from general crime, its law enforcement unit’s mission is to deter terrorist attacks with a visible and well-trained police force. The Web site is fbijobs.gov/126.asp.
  • CIA and others—The Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency and others have their own police officers. You can find police positions with these agencies on their Web sites.
  • Department of Veteran Affairs Police—The VA has more than 153 police units around the country and operates under the Office of Security and Law Enforcement. The Web site is osp.va.gov/OSandLE_Overview.asp.
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Police—These officers enforce laws within tribal areas. The Web site is bia.gov/WhoWeAre/BIA/OJS/DOLE/.

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