Federal Protective Service Officers Association FPSOA Joins the United Federation LEOS-PBA
July 13, 2021 Washington D.C. - The Federal Protective Service Officers Association FPSOA is now part of the United Federation LEOS-PBA Law Enforcement Officers Security & Police Benevolent Association family.
The Federal Protective Service Officers Association FPSOA is just one of several Unions that have merged and or affiliated with the United Federation LEOS-PBA. The Federal Protective Service Officers Association FPSOA will now act as a division of United Federation LEOS-PBA and its focus will be the Washington DC Capitol region.
The Federal Protective Service (FPS) is a federal law enforcement agency, and employs approximately 900 law enforcement officers. FPS provides integrated law enforcement and security services to U.S. Federal buildings, courthouses, and other properties administered by the General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
To support that mission, FPS contracts with private security firms to provide 15,000 contract Armed Protective Security Officers (PSO) providing access control and security response within federal buildings. These PSOs are not federal law enforcement but private security employees trained by FPS. FPS also protects other properties as authorized and carries out various other activities for the promotion of homeland security as the Secretary of Homeland Security may prescribe, to include providing a uniformed police response to National Security Special Events, and national disasters.
The FPS (Federal Protective Service) was formerly a part of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement until October 2009, when it was transferred to the National Protection and Programs Directorate.