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In an effort to avert or obstruct potential insider threats as part of terrorist operations and criminal activity in and around federal facilities, the Federal Protective Service (FPS) employs Operation Shield. Operation Shield systematically measures the effectiveness of FPS countermeasures. This includes the effectiveness of FPS’ Protective Security Officers in detecting the presence of unauthorized persons and potentially disruptive or dangerous activities.
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Under 6 U.S.C. § 345 and 42 U.S.C. § 2000ee-1, the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) reviews and assesses information concerning abuses of civil rights, civil liberties, and profiling on the basis of race, ethnicity, or religion, by employees and officials of the Department of Homeland Security. CRCL reviews and assesses complaints in areas such as: Treatment, Abuse of authority/color of law, Conditions of detention, Discrimination, and Due process.
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The Federal Protective Service provides integrated security and law enforcement services to more than 9,000 federal facilities nationwide. These services include regular patrol and response activities as well as conducting comprehensive risk assessments to identify appropriate countermeasures to mitigate vulnerabilities and threats.

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The Private Sector Resources Catalog facilitates your organization's access to the resources you need to participate in the homeland security enterprise and help keep our country secure.
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All Department personnel, including federal employees, independent consultants, and government contractors involved in Department programs must comply with Department of Homeland Security privacy policies.
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The Federal Protective Service (FPS) is the premier provider of security and law enforcement services at U.S. federal government facilities. FPS plays a leading role in the protection of our nation’s critical infrastructure, with lead responsibility for ensuring a safe and secure working environment for federal workers and visitors in approximately 9,000 federal facilities nationwide.
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Everyone has a role to play in combating human trafficking. DHS and its components work across their missions to combat human trafficking every day. DHS coordinates and unites these initiatives under the Blue Campaign.
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Read about recent human trafficking cases from DHS.
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The Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs Office directs the Department's EEO and Diversity policies, products and services to optimize the effectiveness of the Department's personnel and operations.
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Occupant Emergency Plans are used to address preparedness, and must be written, implemented, and maintained. OEPs require coordination among facility management and occupants, as well as with external emergency response resources. OEPs describe the actions that occupants should take to ensure their safety if a fire or other emergency situation occurs.

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