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FPS: What We Do

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FPS - What We Do

FPS conducts the full spectrum of protection activities by utilizing threat-based information. We use our investigation and intelligence-coordination capabilities as a compass to direct our operations to protect facilities ahead of threats—before they occur. We share and source information with security partners and stakeholders to conduct analysis and identify dangerous and commonly-occurring threats specific to our customers, and use this analysis to inform our security operations to prevent terrorism, manage cyber and physical risks to critical infrastructure, and protect government employees, property, information, and operations.

Ensuring Building Security
There are several ways federal employees can take action every day to ensure the building where they work remains safe. This site provides guidance to federal agencies and employees on how take local proactive measures to ensure a safe and secure workplace with procedures on how to handle suspicious mail and bomb threats, how to evacuate, who to contact, and more.

Guidance for Occupant Emergency Plans (OEP)
The Federal Protective Service assists tenants with writing and implementing emergency plans to address the needs of the specific facility, including what local emergency responder coordination is required and how to establish communication procedures for building occupants.

Federal Protective Service Guidance for Occupant Emergency Planning
The Federal Protective Service assists tenants with writing and implementing emergency plans to address the needs of the specific facility, including what local emergency responder coordination is required and how to establish communication procedures for building occupants.

Report Suspicious Activity
Have you seen something suspicious within a federal building? This page provides contact information for the national MegaCenters across the country.

Mega Centers
Federal Protective Service MegaCenters monitor alarm systems, closed-circuit television networks, and wireless dispatch communications for federal facilities around the nation. This page provides an overview of MegaCenter capabilities and how they support FPS personnel in the field, as well as federal employees who wish to report suspicious activity.

Explosive Canine Detection Teams
Federal Protective Service Explosive Detection Canine Teams include a highly trained detection dog and a law enforcement handler. These teams conduct searches for a variety of explosive materials near building exteriors, parking lots, office areas, vehicles, packages, and people in and around federal facilities.

Hazardous Response Team
The Federal Protective Service responds to credible chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and energetic materials (CBRNE) threats or incidents. The CBRNE Program provides support to incident investigations, threat assessments, emergency operations, and provides evacuation support, mutual aid, and training assistance.

Mobile Command Vehicles
Federal Protective Service mobile command vehicles are deployed to enhance or reestablish communication and coordination during emergency incidents and special security events nationwide. These assets leverage satellite and internet access, as well as interoperable radios and video capabilities to enhance communication between FPS assets and other federal and local response and support assets.

Operation Shield
Operation Shield is an ongoing program created to increase the visual presence of law enforcement at FPS-protected facilities to deter terrorist or criminal activity. This page provides an overview of Operation Shield, and how it safeguards employees and visitors to federal facilities.

Protective Investigations Programs
The Federal Protective Service (FPS) prevents targeted violence or threats of violence in or near FPS-monitored facilities by engaging in interagency coordination and partnerships.

Last Updated: 08/26/2022
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