Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Federal Protective Service (FPS). Founded in 1971, FPS is the law enforcement agency within DHS that protects public servants, and the people they serve, throughout our Nation.
Federal Protective Service (FPS)
The Federal Protective Service celebrates its 50th Anniversary on January 11. FPS Director L. Eric Patterson and Principal Deputy Director Richard K. Cline recognized the moment with a special video message to FPS employees, partners, and stakeholders.
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Portland’s rioters have not stopped and are instead focusing their attacks on local law enforcement officers and buildings elsewhere in the city.
Portland’s months-long riot problem continues elsewhere in the city.
Tuesday evening marked a third consecutive night with no attacks directed at federal officers or property – a stark contrast from the violent nightly siege of the previous weeks.
While violent criminal activity persists elsewhere in Portland, Monday night marked the second straight night during which rioters did not attack federal property or officers.
On July 29, Oregon Governor Kate Brown finally agreed to do what the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has demanded for months: step up and work with federal authorities to stop the nightly criminal violence directed at the Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland.
Chairman Cruz, Ranking Member Hirono and distinguished members of the Committee:
Thank you for the opportunity to testify today on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) role in protecting against the continued assaults by criminals and violent extremists in the city of Portland, Oregon and more specifically, the Federal Courthouse and federal law enforcement officers there.
Sunday night marked the first night in over 60 days during which rioters did not attack federal property in Portland.