Federal Bureau of Investigation Police Law and Legal Definition

The Federal Bureau of Investigation Police are the uniformed division of the FBI. They are commonly known as FBI Police. FBI police officers provide protection to FBI facilities, properties, personnel, users, and visitors. They also perform law enforcement duties at and around FBI facilities. The primary mission of FBI police officers is to prevent or defend terrorist attacks, or other criminal acts within or around FBI facilities.

An U.S. citizen or a citizen of the Northern Mariana Islands of the age of 21 or above can become a FBI police officer. The applicant should also possess a valid driver's license, and a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) equivalency certificate. Additionally, applicants must sign a service agreement to remain in the police officer position for at least two years at their initial place of posting. Applications can be submitted online. Online applications are scrutinized, and short listed candidates have to take written test and interview. Medical examination and background investigation checks are conducted for those who qualify in the written examination. Finally, the selected candidates must attend and successfully complete a ten week comprehensive police training program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. A month special training is also required. Retention of the selected candidates will depend on the successful completion of the training program.