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Federal Law Enforcement Hiring: Your Complete Guide

Chris McConnell

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U.S. Secret Service
Uniformed Division

Established in 1922 as the White House Police Force, this organization was fully integrated into the Secret Service in 1930. With more than 1,300 officers today, the Uniformed Division is responsible for security at the White House Complex; the vice president’s residence; the Department of the Treasury (as part of the White House Complex); and foreign diplomatic missions in the Washington, D.C., area. Uniformed Division officers carry out their protective responsibilities through a network of fixed security posts, foot, bicycle, vehicular and motorcycle patrols.

Learn more about the Secret Service

“Being a Secret Service agent might be a stoic, macho job. It is also a little bit like being pregnant with the president.”

Read The Making of a Secret Service Agent at the Washington Post

Salary – Uniformed Division Officers start at the LE-1 grade level with a starting salary of $50,787 in 2009.

Qualifications – Be a U.S. Citizen between the age of 20 and 40 at the time of appointment and possess 20/60 vision uncorrected, 20/20 corrected. Male applicants will be required to have previously registered with the Selective Service.

New hires will go through a 12-week training session at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and 13-weeks at the James J. Rowley Training Center located near Washington, DC.

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    jesus10

    almost 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    if any one can help me i just became a usa resident what can i do to start...i know i must be a citizen to work for the state but can i be a security and will that count for when i become a citizen and the be a cop?

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    Aramel

    almost 3 years ago

    6 Comments

    I was reading an article about new Orleans personal injury lawyer a few days ago and I must tell you that you are right.There are many people who have more courage then those who made the commitment to protect and serve their department.

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    almost 4 years ago

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    almost 4 years ago

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    hillraschad

    over 4 years ago

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    heatherchernen

    almost 5 years ago

    262 Comments

    Literate, assimilatable, good reading no matter your field of expertise or job interests. Easily
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    BillJ

    almost 5 years ago

    264 Comments

    As usual the feds are the biggest age discriminator on the block. Every one of these positions is age discriminating.

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    Bigbubbasmom

    almost 5 years ago

    54 Comments

    well, i am out of that BOX. I am nine years too old and am in range for fitness after loosing 200 lbs

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    Bigbubbasmom

    almost 5 years ago

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    top "shape"/// Typo on ur part. caught it

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    Rkent007

    about 5 years ago

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    Great article... I accidentally hit thumbs down. Not intentional

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    Keebo_20

    about 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    Awesome site thanks for some positive feeds, Interesting beyond belief.!!

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    hansel00

    about 5 years ago

    6 Comments

    i just want it to know why do you have to take 4 years degree bachelor, i believe that if you have to is going and then when you are inside you can continue preparing yourself studying in college until ou get the 4 years degree, i was thinking that for you to be a Federal Agent, you have to be a regular police office and then you can apply for FBI

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    marvinbrown

    about 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    How much college do you need, and what courses would help me out? Would having prior experience as a Marine help me out in this branch of service? I am 21 years of age and am currently serving.

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    jimbiggers

    about 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    Can a 54 year old male, with piror military police experience and who is curruntly a security officer get into any police officer position???

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