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.
Formerly The Defense Protective Service (DPS), The United States Pentagon Police have exclusive jurisdiction within the Pentagon Reservation and have concurrent jurisdiction with other police agencies (state, county, & local) in an area of approximately 280 acres around the complex. U.S. Pentagon police officers also hold concurrent jurisdiction at Department of Defense leased property throughout the National Capitol Region, at the U.S. Military Court of Appeals in Washington D.C., and various other properties throughout the NCR. Through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Arlington County, U.S. Pentagon Police Officers also possess authority, to enforce laws while on duty in Arlington County, Alexandria, the District of Columbia, and various other areas throughout the National Capital Region. Additionally, they are charged with the protection of various Department of Defense executive officers and political figures.
U.S. Pentagon Police Officers/Agents 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 AT/FP Directorate is composed of highly trained and motivated security specialists responsible for deterring, detecting, and responding against terrorist attacks to DoD assets within the National Capital Region (NCR). Additionally, the security specialists serve as AT subject matter experts for the Designated Officials throughout the National Capital Region (NCR).
The AT/FP Directorate also provides AT Level I Training at the Pentagon twice a week, and provides DoD personnel with a direct link for reporting suspicious activity.
FLRA ISSUES DECISION REGARDING DOD, PENTAGON FORCE PROTECTION AGENCY V. FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, DEFENSE PROTECTIVE SERVICE
Sep 28, 2007; The Federal Labor Relations Authority issued the following decision: 62 FLRA No. 42 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, PENTAGON...