Security Overview

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Protective Service (FPS) provides law enforcement and security services such as contract security guards and crime prevention seminars to federally owned and leased facilities.

The FPS installs and monitors:

  • Alarm systems
  • X-Rays
  • Magnetometers
  • Entry control systems

Code Adam Alert Program

The Code Adam Act of 2003 [PDF - 857 KB] requires the designated authority for a public federally owned or leased building to establish procedures for a missing child. For more information, view the Code Adam Alert Program slide show [PPT - 875 KB] or the Code Adam page of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

Truck Security Clearance for Deliveries to GS Building

Trucks that deliver materials to GSA’s central office building (1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC) must obtain security clearance from the DHS/FPS Mobile Scanning Unit.

Inspection Procedure:

  1. When you arrive at the FPS Mobile Scanning Facility (1880 Second Street, SW Washington, DC 20024), present your freight delivery form and driver’s license at the gate.
  2. The guard will check paperwork and direct you to the scanning area.
  3. Truck will be x-rayed and sealed.

Hours of Operation:

5:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday–Friday
5:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Saturday

Last Reviewed: 2022-04-15