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FPS Operations

The Federal Protective Service (FPS) ensures safe and secure working environments for federal workers and visitors in approximately 9,500 federal facilities nationwide. These services include: conducting facility security assessments; responding to crimes and other incidents to protect life and property; and detecting, investigating, and mitigating threats. This page provides a snapshot of how FPS carries out its mission to protect federal buildings, federal employees and contractors, and visitors to federal facilities.


  • Provide integrated security and law enforcement services to more than 9,500 federal facilities nationwide
  • More than 1,300 Law Enforcement Officers, Security Specialists, Special Agents and Mission Support Staff protecting federal facilities and tenants
  • Oversight of more than 15,000 contract Protective Security Officers
  • Securing Federal Facilities in all 50 states and U.S. territories
  • Nationwide 24-hour operational communications capabilities, between the field and FPS’s three MegaCenters

    • This includes the following Arrest/Citation categories:
    • Criminal charges (Title 18, U.S. Code)
    • U.S. District Court Notice of Violations (Title 41, Code of Federal Regulations) 
    • State and Municipal penal code violations
  • 103,512 CANINE SWEEPS
    • This includes 28,258 building sweeps and 75,254 vehicle sweeps, sometimes with multiple vehicles, for 103,512 total.
  • Investigative Program Contributions
    • 386 investigation opened, including 276 for threats against federal employees
    • 25 arrests confirmed
    • 7 convictions attained
    • 5 dismissals
Last Updated: 03/16/2023
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