Meet Keith Beach
Keith is the Federal Protective Service Area Commander for all GSA facilities west of I-25 in the Denver Metro area. Keith started his career in government in December 1982 at DFC Building 1 with the Federal Protective Service (FPS). He left FPS in April 1984 and transferred to DOD Police at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center to be a Sergeant on the evening shift. In December 1984, Keith took a position in Military Police Investigations section and worked there many years until September 1993. He returned to FPS in July 1996.
With FPS, Keith has been a police officer, field training officer, inspector and since December 2009 the Area Commander. During his career with FPS he has deployed many times including; November 1998 to Puerto Rico, July 2001 to NYC for terrorist trial, September 16 for 37 days back to NYC to assist with protection of our federal buildings near the World Trade Center, 2005 to Katrina, 2005 to Wright, Wyoming for tornado destruction to assist FEMA, and various other locations around the country for protests or trial situations impacting our federal buildings.
In his current position as Area Commander, Keith supervises 8-10 inspectors and assists with the other Denver Metro Command in the absence of the Area Commander. Keith is involved with coordinating with inspectors for training, countermeasures, and police duties to protect all of the visitors and employees who occupy federal buildings. Keith gives credit to his administrative assistant who he says “keep us in line.” His favorite part of his job is the people he works with and this past two years he has also enjoyed providing Active Shooter Exercise training to some federal facilities.
Keith grew up in a small town of 1,000 people south of Buffalo, NY called Delevan. He was the youngest of three and he played soccer, basketball and ran track in high school. Keith always wanted to be a police officer growing up. He attended Cedarville University for two years then transferred to SUNY College of Technology in Utica, NY and graduated in May 1982 with a Bachelors of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice. In January 1982, Keith moved to Colorado to complete an internship with the Boulder Police Department.
Keith is married and has two grown children. He likes to golf, read and enjoys photography.