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The Pentagon's Police


In response to the terrorist attack against the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 (audio file), the Department of Defense established the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA). The new agency absorbed the Pentagon’s police force, formerly known as the Defense Protective Service (DPS), and its role of providing basic law enforcement and security for the Pentagon and DoD interests in the National Capitol Region (NCR). 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 “Pentagon Reservation” as well as numerous other Department of Defense activities and facilities within the NCR. To meet its new requirements, the agency will more than double its current police force and is actively recruiting high-quality, physically fit people who are interested in a challenging and rewarding career protecting the nations’ military command center. Click here for more information.