Tuesday, April 21, 2009

United States Park Police Seeking Officers

The United States Park Police is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer.

The United States Park Police was founded in 1791 and is one of the nation's oldest uniformed federal law enforcement agencies. The United States Park Police provide law enforcement services to designated areas within the National Park Service, primarily the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C.; New York City, NY; and San Francisco, CA.

The mission of the United States Park Police is to support and further the goals of the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service by providing quality law enforcement to safeguard lives, protect our national treasures and symbols of democracy, and preserve the natural and cultural resources entrusted to their care.

United States Park Police Officers are employed by the National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Officers provide law enforcement services, e.g., the prevention, detection and investigation of violations of criminal laws of the United States or of the state and local area in which the United States Park Police have jurisdiction. The United States Park Police is a full function law enforcement agency with patrol and other specialized units that include; horse mounted, motorcycle, aviation, marine, canine, SWAT, criminal investigations and narcotics and vice. All selected candidates will initially report to the Washington Metropolitan area. After appointment and orientation, all officers will report to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA for approximately 18 weeks of training. Initial appointments are made to the Washington Metropolitan area where the largest contingent of officers are located. Officers may be reassigned to the Gateway National Recreation Area in New York City or to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in the city of San Francisco, CA. All initial appointments will be made in Washington, D.C. unless otherwise specified. Officers may also be detailed to any area of the National Park Service.

All interested applicants are strongly encourage to review the announcement on the Office of Personel Management website www.usajobs.opm.gov.

Please select Announcement number NPS-USPP-09-254736.