U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Protective Service

National Director
Gary W Schenkel

1900 Half Street, SW
Washington, D.C 20536

Phone: (202)245-2300
Suspicious Activity: 1-866-DHS-2ICE

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Jurisdiction: The United States Federal Protective Service (FPS) is responsible for policing, securing and ensuring a safe environment in which federal agencies can conduct their business. FPS does this by investigating threats posed against the more than 8,800 federal facilities nationwide.

How We Work

FPS' work focuses directly on the interior security of the nation and the reduction of crimes and potential threats to federal facilities throughout the nation. Uniformed FPS officers/inspectors and special agents respond to calls for assistance, conduct investigations and provide crime prevention tips, as well as assist in occupant emergency planning.

All federal facilities under FPS control receive a thorough building security assessment on a recurring schedule. During this assessment representatives of all agencies in the facility are interviewed to gather information on the specific mission they perform within the facility, and intelligence and crime statistics for the area are reviewed, as are existing security countermeasures. Based on the findings and working with the agencies housed in the facility, security countermeasures are added or adjusted. This allows for tailored security for each individual facility versus a one-size-fits-all approach. FPS' law enforcement officers have some of the broadest jurisdicitonal boundaries in the United States, from state to state and through MOUs with various other agencies.