USACOPS
 

 






















US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Federal Protective Service


National Director
Gary W Schenkel

6315 Bren Mar Drive
Alexandria, Virginia 22312

Phone: (703)235-6100
Suspicious Activity: 1-866-DHS-2-ICE


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Alexandria Independent City

Jurisdiction: The Office Federal Protective Service (FPS) is a division
of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration
and Customs Enforcement which 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 and inspectors 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.