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Homeland Security Division
The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, but our goal is clear - keeping America safe.
Homeland security is an American umbrella term referring to the national effort to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce the vulnerability of the U.S. to terrorism, and minimize the damage from attacks that do occur. Learn more.
FEDERAL CONTRACT GUARD DIVISION
The Federal Protective Service (FPS) is the premier provider of security and law enforcement services at U.S. federal government facilities. FPS plays a leading role in the protection of our nation's critical infrastructure, with lead responsibility for ensuring a safe and secure working environment for federal workers and visitors in approximately 9,000 federal facilities nationwide.
FPS oversees approximately 15,000 Protective Security Officers better known as Federal Contract Guards, and requires professional managers with background in federal contracting, acquisition and program management. The United Federation LEOS-PBA seeks to represent the private federal contract guards that work along side federal protective service officers under the FPS throughout the Northeast. Learn more.
DOD & Military Police Division
United States Department of Defense Police are the uniformed civilian security police officers of the United States Department of Defense, various branches of the United States Armed Forces (such as the Department of the Navy), or specific DoD activities (Defense Logistics Agency Police). They are also referred to as DoD Police.
The DoD Police are responsible for law enforcement and security services on DoD owned and leased buildings, facilities, properties and other DoD assets. It is important to note that "Department of Defense Police" is a catch-all phrase that refers to any civilian engaged in police duties for the Department of Defense and its component branches of the US Armed Forces. Learn more.
DOE/NRC Nuclear Security Division
While security of the nuclear facilities and materials the NRC regulates has always been a priority, the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001, brought heightened scrutiny and spurred more stringent security requirements. Today, NRC-regulated nuclear facilities are among the most secure of the nation’s critical infrastructure. In fact, one member of Congress rated nuclear plant security the strongest among the nation’s civilian infrastructure.
This heightened security is achieved in layers, with multiple approaches concurrently at work – just as safety in nuclear power plants is accomplished through duplicate back-up systems. To begin with, nuclear power plants are inherently secure, robust structures, built to withstand hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes. Additional security measures are in place: well trained and armed security officers; equipment and structures, including physical barriers, intrusion detection and surveillance systems. Learn more.
United Federation LEOS-PBA VA Law Enforcement Security Divisions
"As law enforcement officers, our fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and properties; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality, and justice."
Correctional and Detention Center Security Division
Correction Officer positions are located throughout the United States in various facilities of the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. As a Correction Officer, under the direct supervision of a higher-ranking officer, you would be responsible for the custody and security, as well as the safety and well-being, of criminal offenders in State Correctional Facilities.
You would supervise the movement and activities of inmates; make periodic rounds of assigned areas; conduct searches for contraband; maintain order within the facility; and prepare reports as necessary. You would advise inmates on the rules and regulations governing the operation of the facility and assist them in resolving problems. Learn more
Prisoner Transportation Division
Prisoner transport describes the transportation of prisoners by land, air and water. It is performed by law enforcement agencies and their armed agents or officers. Handcuffs are often the minimum restraint, however the additional precaution of leg irons is more often taken, particularly if the prisoner will be walking outside of a secure area.
Specially designed prisoner transport vehicles are used to fulfill security requirements, preventing escapes. In order to extradite a suspected or convicted criminal from one jurisdiction to another, a rendition aircraft may be used, although the high cost involved means that it is normally used only to transport the most dangerous of prisoners; more commonly, a person being extradited would simply be put onto a commercial airliner, albeit escorted by law enforcement officers. Learn more.
CSO's Court Security Officers Division
What To Expect When Visiting a Courthouse
The moment you enter the building that houses a Federal court, you become aware of the security measures in place. Near the building entrance, or in Federal Buildings with multiple tenants near the entrance to the courtrooms, you will pass through a screening station. This station is staffed by Court Security Officers (CSOs).
You can expect the CSOs to check the contents of your purse or briefcase by passing them through an X-ray machine. You can also expect to be required to walk through some form of metal detection equipment. Should you have prohibited items on your person or in the items you brought with you, they will be identified in this screening process. Learn more.
Armored Car Security Division
As part of their job, armored car operators carry weapons to protect themselves and the valuables they transport. Federal laws serve the needs of these employees by giving them authority to carry handguns under proper conditions. By allowing armored car operators to do their job efficiently and safely, these federal laws also facilitate interstate commerce and, thus, a healthy economy.
The armored car industry and law enforcement agencies must understand these important laws and work together to ensure that they govern as intended. States and Handguns : Regarding concealed-carry permits for handguns, states differ in approach. Some constitute “shall issue” jurisdictions—they must grant the permit unless the applicant becomes disqualified by statute. Other states comprise “may issue” jurisdictions where they, as the issuing authority, make the decision. In additional instances some states require no permit or license to carry a handgun either openly or concealingly. Learn more.
Public Safety & Campus Police Division
Campus Police or University police
Campus Police or University police in the United States and Canada are often sworn police officers employed by a college or university to protect the campus and surrounding areas and the people who live, work, and visit it. Many university police forces employ a combination of police officers, security guards and student workers.
University police's jurisdiction varies by location. Some university police have jurisdiction statewide, some have city wide or county wide jurisdiction. Some campus police departments' jurisdiction is limited to campus property, but may also include property and roadways adjacent to the campus. Learn more.
Police Departments Division
The Sea Gate Police Department was founded in 1899. It is a law enforcement agency made up patrol officers, supervisors and a detective unit that investigate crimes that occur within Sea Gate’s jurisdiction. The officers are made up of retired police officers and New York State peace officers. The unit answers to the Sea Gate Association, and are funded by part of the annual dues that Seagate residents pay. The due is 13 percent of the value of the resident’s property.
Sea Gate Police officers have the same power as the NYPD within the community. They are authorized to make arrests, make car stops on Sea Gate property and issue summonses. They may carry a firearm, batons, pepper spray, and handcuffs. When an arrest is made, any on duty SGPD officer is able to take a suspect to the 60th Precinct, located on 8th street just north of Surf Avenue, for processing.
Hospital Security Division
Unlike other health care employees, the Hospital Security Officer makes no product and provides no treatment to patients. However, the Hospital Security Officer is a very visible hospital employee. Most people entering a hospital for the first time feel uneasy, if not scared. This fear can be lessened considerably when they are greeted by professional Security Officers who offer help, clear directions, and, most importantly, a safe environment where they can receive care.
What does a Hospital Security Officer do?
Hospital Security Officers are charged with protecting: people, property, information reputation. With the spread of COVID-19 during this pandemic hospital security officers are one of highest risks to catch this deadly disease since those who contact it are most likely to rush to the hospital, making hospital security officers more likely to catch COVID-19. Now more than ever hospital security officers need to protect themselves by forming a union with the United Federation LEOS-PBA. Our union will ensure all hospital security officers receive the proper PPE equipment needed to safely do your jobs. Learn more.
Airport Security Division
Airport security refers to the techniques and methods used in protecting passengers, staff and aircraft which use the airports from accidental malicious harm, crime and other threats.
Large numbers of people pass through airports everyday, this presents potential targets for terrorism and other forms of crime because of the number of people located in a particular location.
Similarly, the high concentration of people on large airliners, the potential high death rate with attacks on aircraft, and the ability to use a hijacked airplane as a lethal weapon may provide an alluring target for terrorism, whether or not they succeed due their high profile nature following the various attacks and attempts around the globe in recent years. Learn more.