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Questions about the Federal Reserve Bank Police-Boston-

Discussion in 'Federal Agencies' started by TGPatsfan59, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. TGPatsfan59

    TGPatsfan59 Glorified Security Guard

    I have been selected as a candidate to become a Police officer for the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston.
    Question 1: what are the shifts like
    Question 2: is the pay good or is it crappy when you start out?
    Question 3: is the academy easy, difficult, or moderate?
    Question 4: could a rookie officer go back and continue his education or is it difficult because of rotating shifts (if any)?

    Please let me know ASAP so I can make my decision.

    Thank you
  2. mpd61

    mpd61 Retired Fed, Active Special

    Oh Jeez...
    Asked and answered, do a search. BTW...
    It is NOT a Federal Police position by ANY stretch.

    Previously posted:
    Just to clarify...The job says Federal Reserve Police. They ARE-NOT federal employees BUT do have powers of arrest on their property! They are a private police force at the "Federal Reserve". They ARE-NOT allowed to carry their firearms from work nor are they allowed to wear their uniform home, that is why they have locker rooms. Their uniforms get dry cleaned and are kept on the property.
    The federal reserve is a private organization comprised of a board/cabinet selected by the president. That is were their so called federal police powers are comprised from. To have a federal organization handling the currency would be a "conflict of interest". A bit confusing but thats how it works there.
    A good place to start out at w/good bennies. They dont go to FLETC but do "in-house training" and 1-2 weeks at a large federal reserve bank such as NY. They hire outside lawyers to teach the "law" portion. A glorified security guard position. They do get to do some decent training though, a friend of mine got to do training w/ the MSP STOP team a couple of years ago.
    Good luck!
  3. KozmoKramer

    KozmoKramer Administrator Staff Member

  4. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    One of my co-workers used to work at the Boston branch. Good pay, good benefits, but not much (as in none) in the way of "police work".

    Looks to me like an excellent job for someone just starting out or wrapping it up.
  5. TGPatsfan59

    TGPatsfan59 Glorified Security Guard

    I was just trying to see if anyone on MassCops worked over there to find out what the job was like. As the son of a retired BPD detective and Iraq war vet, I am trying to get my foot in the door and build my resume any way I can.
  6. mpd61

    mpd61 Retired Fed, Active Special

    You need to go VA or DOD as a vet. End of that story:D
  7. jndaniel

    jndaniel New Member

    Just to clarify MPD61 (if this is what you are saying). I am a Bureau of Engraving & Printing Federal Police Officer (series 0083) we produce, protect and handle the currency from production. If I am wrong in what you are saying please let me know. We are also lucky in that we are covered under 40 USC 1315 which gives us full law enforcement jurisdiction throughout the entire U.S.
  8. TGPatsfan59

    TGPatsfan59 Glorified Security Guard

    FYI being a Vet doesn't get you much with the Federal Gov't. Most agencies are looking for a degree regardless if you are a vet or not. the VA police (the last time I applied) required, at a minimum, a full time MCJTC academy.
    the DOD police isn't hiring, I looked. Besides, even if it is a glorified security job, it's a step up from being a contract guard(my current position).
  9. TGPatsfan59

    TGPatsfan59 Glorified Security Guard

    I found this on Wikipedia.

    Federal Reserve Police

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Federal Reserve Police is the law enforcement arm of the Federal Reserve System.
    The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System derives the authority to authorize "personnel to act as law enforcement officers to protect and safeguard the premises, grounds, property, personnel, including members of the Board, of the Board, or any Federal Reserve Bank, and operations conducted by or on behalf of the Board or a reserve bank" from Section 11(q) of the Federal Reserve Act, codified at 12 USC Section 248 (g).
    To be a Federal Reserve Police Officer one must attend a police academy that is approved by The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and be sworn in as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer. Federal Reserve Police Officers have authority to carry weapons and make arrests while on duty. Federal Reserve Police Officers are authorized to fly while armed.
  10. mpd61

    mpd61 Retired Fed, Active Special

    Why hello jndaniel!

    How are things In D.C.? What I was saying was in relation to the Fed Reserve folks. Nice to see you chime in though. So in any event, what's this weird reference to 40 USC 1315? See you guys are certainly 0083's and you are in D.C. and Ft. Worth right? I guess your agency requested the Secretary of Homeland Security for you (BE&P) to be covered on your "buildings, grounds, and property" just like your cousins in the Postal Police.

    Be careful about jumping onto this site and stating that you have "full law enforcement jurisdiction throughout the entire U.S." Buddy you ain't the FBI or U.S. Marshals. YIKES!!!!

    Wikipedia can make anybody look like foolish...Don't EVAH use that to cite ANYTHING!!!
  11. rg1283

    rg1283 MassCops Member

    I could go on wikipedia right now and change that article to read that the Federal Reserve Police are a branch of CMPSA.
  12. mpd61

    mpd61 Retired Fed, Active Special

    You wouldn't dare buddy!:p
  13. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    "Chief" Baril would no doubt be thrilled at the sudden influx of applications.....until he realized the people want to actually be paid.
  14. jndaniel

    jndaniel New Member

    DC is just fine. Actually us along with FPS were under the originial law 40 USC 318 and when the Homeland Security Act was enacted we automatically fell under that without much permission from the Director. Sounds weird but true. Yes we do have two facilities here and Ft. Worth. Ft. Worth is more security oriented as we are too but have much more latitude by writing moving violations. It is a perceived misinterpretation but with 1315 and a couple of other Public Laws and other authority under main Treasury we do have quite of bit of jurisdiction throughout the U.S. due to the fact of the currency. We may not actively go out and do things but we are granted it.
  15. mpd61

    mpd61 Retired Fed, Active Special

    YA RIGHT!!!!:wow: :-s
  16. TGPatsfan59

    TGPatsfan59 Glorified Security Guard

    knock it all you want... if you are not going to give me useful information, I suggest we close the feed and I will ask someplace else since you are all REAL mature. :cussing:
  17. kttref

    kttref New Member

    Don't trust Wikipedia...that being said, they are glorified Security Guards...I believe their academy is like a week. They frown upon actually making arrests. They get to play with lots of fun guns. Shifts are easy and boring. Pay is good. It's a great place to start.

    I can say all that because my husband was one. Hell, if nothing else it looks good on a resume. When my husband began that job they were "Federal Security Guards"...a few weeks after he was there it turned into "Federal Police Officer."

    Take a job if it's offered. No reason not to. And please do a search from here on in if you know exactly what you're talking about...I know I've posted all this before.
  18. FAPD

    FAPD MassCops Member

    Ouch! We're all feeling your pain. Go ahead and go elsewhere. While your at it, go anywhere you want, after all you have full jurisdiction wherevr you go!
  19. TGPatsfan59

    TGPatsfan59 Glorified Security Guard

    I move to close this feed.
  20. kttref

    kttref New Member

    Why?....and it's a "thread"
  21. Inspector71

    Inspector71 Duke of Campus Police

    You know it is rather funny isn't it? I've heard of the U.S. Mint Police (gs-083) and I know they are in NYC, San Francisco, Denver, West Point, and a couple other places. Even seen their SRT. I've never even heard of the BEP cops. You would think with their broad authority all over the U.S. we would see them on CNN more
    Maybe they should absorb the Engraving and Printing cops. What the heck, they're both Treasury agencies, right?
  22. jndaniel

    jndaniel New Member

    Congress asked for both entities to come up with some ideas on how we can merge all functions. The idea wasn't for BEP to go under the Mint, it was in fact for them to come under us and be "US Treasury Police." That is because the Mint is losing money (no pun intended) faster than anything of which they will probably lose millions on their dollar coin. We have requested for years to join, but to no avail. It was even speculated for the Mint, FPS, and us to join together. We actually do travel throughout the US in plainclothes quite a bit.
  23. mpd61

    mpd61 Retired Fed, Active Special

    Really? doing what? acting as couriers/escorts, or conducting investigations and making arrests? What's your total FTE in D.C. and Texas? define how much of your time is spent as 0083's in plainclothes, that equals "Quite a bit?"
  24. jndaniel

    jndaniel New Member

    We do couriers/escorts and currency shows. Total FTE's in both places is approximately 230. There are actually a few officers that have been in plainclothes for quite awhile. We make all of our lock-ups in uniform. We have done sting operations in plainclothes and disquises.

    MPD61-Did you use to work in DC for SSUD or something?
  25. mpd61

    mpd61 Retired Fed, Active Special

    O.K. cool, so you provide security for movement of materiel and at exhibits. Can you elaborate on what kind of "sting" operations"? Wouldn't you be encroaching on Treasury Agent (1811's) operations? Or is it more like internal loss prevention?

    I never worked for SSUD, however, I was a DOE Federal Officer, and my range instructor was former SSUD and Agent with them. I've never even been to the White House.

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