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Encyclopedia > Pentagon Force Protection Agency

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency is a government agency comprised of both sworn police officers (PPD) and civilian CBRN technicians, as well as non-sworn civilian anti-terrorism investigative and physical security personnel, and is responsible for the protection of The Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense (DoD). In response to the terrorist attack against the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, the DoD established the new agency, which absorbed the Defense Protective Service (DPS), and assumed its role of providing basic law enforcement and security for The Pentagon and DoD interests in the National Capitol Region (NCR). CBRN is an acronym used extensively by the UK security services and the UK emergency services. ... This article is about the U.S. military building. ... The United States Department of Defense (DOD or DoD) is the federal department charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the military. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Prior to 1971 the General Service Administration’s (GSA) United States Special Policeman (USSP) conducted law enforcement, safety and security functions at the Pentagon. ... For the band, see The Police. ...

PFPA expanded that mission to provide force protection against the full spectrum of potential threats through robust prevention, preparedness, detection, and response measures. The agency provides those services to the 280 acre (1.1 km²) "Pentagon Reservation" as well as numerous other Department of Defense activities and facilities within the NCR.

United States Pentagon Police

The US Pentagon Police is the Police force of the Secretary of Defense. As the law enforcement division of the PFPA, the mission of the Pentagon Police Department (PPD) is to promote high quality law enforcement and security services, in order to provide a safe and orderly work environment for the Department of Defense community in the National Capital Region.

Formerly The Defense Protective Service (DPS), The U.S. Pentagon Police has exclusive jurisdiction within the Pentagon Reservation and has concurrent jurisdiction with other police agencies in an area of approximately 275 acres around the complex. Pentagon Police Officers also hold concurrent jurisdiction at Department of Defense leased property throughtout the National Capitol Region, and at the US Military Court of Appeals in Washington DC. Additionally, they are charged with the protection of certain Department of Defense executive officers.

Pentagon Police officers are sworn federal officers, appointed under Title 10 Section 2674 of the United States Code. The officers possess full Federal authority, as authorized by Section 2674, and receive initial training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia. The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) serves as an interagency law enforcement training organization for 82 United States Federal agencies. ...

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