Federal Protective Service
The Federal Protective Service is the policing agency for the DFC. This is exclusive jurisdiction, which means it is the local police just like Lakewood Police is for the city of Lakewood. Facilities outside the DFC share jurisdiction with the local agency in that area. FPS can enforce the Colorado State traffic code and people are expected to follow the same driving rules on the DFC that they follow outside the DFC. It oversees the Protective Security Officers at the buildings and gates. You should think of FPS as your local police agency that you would call in an emergency situation.
FPS shares personnel to meet mission needs in both east and west sides of the metro area and has 80-90 buildings at any given time. It completes Facility Security Assessments on each of these buildings. The frequency of assessments is based on the security level assigned to the building. Some are done every three years and others every five years. We also are building rapport and interacting with the local police agencies in the metro area.