LEOSU Divisions 

Washington DC Capitol Region


"As law enforcement officers, our fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and properties; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality, and justice."

Homeland Security Division


The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, but our goal is clear - keeping America safe.


Homeland security is an American umbrella term referring to the national effort to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce the vulnerability of the U.S. to terrorism, and minimize the damage from attacks that do occur.


Read more about our Homeland Security Division here.

Federal Contract Guard Division


The Federal Protective Service (FPS) is the premier provider of security and law enforcement services at U.S. federal government facilities. FPS plays a leading role in the protection of our nation's critical infrastructure, with lead responsibility for ensuring a safe and secure working environment for federal workers and visitors in approximately 9,000 federal facilities nationwide.


FPS oversees approximately 15,000 Protective Security Officers better known as Federal Contract Guards, and requires professional managers with background in federal contracting, acquisition and program management.


LEOSU seeks to represent the private federal contract guards that work along side federal protective service officers under the FPS in the Washington DC Capitol Region.


Read more about our Federal Contract Guard Division here.

DOD & Military Police Division 


United States Department of Defense Police are the uniformed civilian security police officers of the United States Department of Defense, various branches of the United States Armed Forces (such as the Department of the Navy), or specific DoD activities (Defense Logistics Agency Police). They are also referred to as DoD Police. The DoD Police are responsible for law enforcement and security services on DoD owned and leased buildings, facilities, properties and other DoD assets. It is important to note that "Department of Defense Police" is a catch-all phrase that refers to any civilian engaged in police duties for the Department of Defense and its component branches of the US Armed Forces.


Read more about our DOD & Military Police Division here.

DOE/NRC Nuclear Security Division

While security of the nuclear facilities and materials the NRC regulates has always been a priority, the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001, brought heightened scrutiny and spurred more stringent security requirements. Today, NRC-regulated nuclear facilities are among the most secure of the nation’s critical infrastructure. In fact, one member of Congress rated nuclear plant security the strongest among the nation’s civilian infrastructure.

This heightened security is achieved in layers, with multiple approaches concurrently at work – just as safety in nuclear power plants is accomplished through duplicate back-up systems. To begin with, nuclear power plants are inherently secure, robust structures, built to withstand hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes. Additional security measures are in place:  well trained and armed security officers; equipment and structures, including physical barriers, intrusion detection and surveillance systems; 


Read more about our DOE/NRC Nuclear Security Division here.

Correctional and Detention Center Security Division


Correction Officer positions are located throughout the United States in various facilities of the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. As a Correction Officer, under the direct supervision of a higher-ranking officer, you would be responsible for the custody and security, as well as the safety and well-being, of criminal offenders in State Correctional Facilities. You would supervise the movement and activities of inmates; make periodic rounds of assigned areas; conduct searches for contraband; maintain order within the facility; and prepare reports as necessary. You would advise inmates on the rules and regulations governing the operation of the facility and assist them in resolving problems.


Read more about our Correctional and Detention Center Security Division here.

Prisoner Transportation Division


Prisoner transport describes the transportation of prisoners by land, air and water. It is performed by law enforcement agencies and their armed agents or officers. Handcuffs are often the minimum restraint, however the additional precaution of leg irons is more often taken, particularly if the prisoner will be walking outside of a secure area. Specially designed prisoner transport vehicles are used to fulfill security requirements, preventing escapes.

In order to extradite a suspected or convicted criminal from one jurisdiction to another, a rendition aircraft may be used, although the high cost involved means that it is normally used only to transport the most dangerous of prisoners; more commonly, a person being extradited would simply be put onto a commercial airliner, albeit escorted by law enforcement officers.


Read more about our Prisoner Transportation Security Division here.

CSO's Court Security Officers Division


What To Expect When Visiting a Courthouse 


The moment you enter the building that houses a Federal court, you become aware of the security measures in place.  Near the building entrance, or in Federal Buildings with multiple tenants near the entrance to the courtrooms, you will pass through a screening station.  This station is staffed by Court Security Officers (CSOs).  You can expect the CSOs to check the contents of your purse or briefcase by passing them through an X-ray machine.  You can also expect to be required to walk through some form of metal detection equipment.  Should you have prohibited items on your person or in the items you brought with you, they will be identified in this screening process.


Read more about our CSO's Security Officers Division here.

Armored Car Security Division


As part of their job, armored car operators carry weapons to protect themselves and the valuables they transport. Federal laws serve the needs of these employees by giving them authority to carry handguns under proper conditions. By allowing armored car operators to do their job efficiently and safely, these federal laws also facilitate interstate commerce and, thus, a healthy economy. The armored car industry and law enforcement agencies must understand these important laws and work together to ensure that they govern as intended.
States and Handguns : Regarding concealed-carry permits for handguns, states differ in approach. Some constitute “shall issue” jurisdictions—they must grant the permit unless the applicant becomes disqualified by statute. Other states comprise “may issue” jurisdictions where they, as the issuing authority, make the decision. In additional instances some states require no permit or license to carry a handgun either openly or concealingly.
Read more about our Armored Car Security Division here.

Public Safety & Campus Police Division


Campus Police or University police


Campus Police or University police in the United States and Canada are often sworn police officers employed by a college or university to protect the campus and surrounding areas and the people who live, work, and visit it. Many university police forces employ a combination of police officers, security guards and student workers.


University police's jurisdiction varies by location. Some university police have jurisdiction statewide, some have city wide or county wide jurisdiction. Some campus police departments' jurisdiction is limited to campus property, but may also include property and roadways adjacent to the campus.


Read more about our Public Safety & Campus Police Security Division here.

Hospital Security Division


Unlike other health care employees, the Hospital Security Officer makes no product and provides no treatment to patients. However, the Hospital Security Officer is a very visible hospital employee. Most people entering a hospital for the first time feel uneasy, if not scared. This fear can be lessened considerably when they are greeted by professional Security Officers who offer help, clear directions, and, most importantly, a safe environment where they can receive care.    


What does a Hospital Security Officer do?
Hospital Security Officers are charged with protecting: people, property, information


Read more about our Hospital Security Division here.

Building Services Security Division


The most common jobs in facilities management are found in building service and security guard occupations. Building service and security guard positions in Washington DC Capitol region are found in residential and commercial buildings, and public institutions, such as schools, airports and hospitals.


Over 25,000 are employed in building service and security guard occupations, making this one of the larger employment segments in the city. The most significant single employer of security guards is the real estate industry, which employs guards in commercial and residential buildings. In addition, over half of the security guards in the Washington DC Capitol region are employed by firms that provide contractual protective services throughout the economy (public and private sector).


Read more about our Building Services Security Division here.

Retail Mall & Loss Prevention Security Division


Retail security officers, mall security officers & loss prevention security officers may be employed by a single store or the entire shopping center. The basic function of a mall security guard is to protect his employer from theft, vandalism and other illegal activity while maintaining order. Specific job duties vary from position to position. Mall security guards are also referred to as loss prevention agents. Work Environment : Retail security officers or mall security either patrol a selected area or remain stationed at a single position. Guards assigned to patrol spend most of their shift on their feet. However some employers provide personal transportation systems that allow guards to zoom through mall corridors quickly without tiring themselves out. 


Read more about our Retail Mall & Loss Prevention Security Division here.

Special Event Security Division


Special event security guards patrol the grounds of special events venue to protect against terrorism, theft and other illegal activities. They observe special event attendees to ensure that they are abiding by the laws and rules of the venue. Special event security guards may work at sporting events, concerts, conventions, parties or other large events. There are usually few education requirements for these positions, but special event security guards usually complete employer-sponsored training to prepare for the work.



Read more about our Special Event Security Division here.

Night Club Security Division


Bouncers, doormen, and in house security guards face difficult and potentially dangerous situations daily. Having the proper training ensures that staff and patrons are safe and limits the legal liability of the establishment. 


Doormen/Bouncer/NightClub Security Job Description
To ensure that everyone who enters the premises is 18+
To provide a safe environment ensuring the safety of all of the patrons
To patrol the building and detecting any undesirables
To make sure that everybody has a good time
To Escort any troublemakers outside of the building
To Report any problems to the manager


Read more about our Night Club Security Division here.

Airport Security Division


Airport security refers to the techniques and methods used in protecting passengers, staff and aircraft which use the airports from accidental malicious harm, crime and other threats.

Large numbers of people pass through airports everyday, this presents potential targets for terrorism and other forms of crime because of the number of people located in a particular location. Similarly, the high concentration of people on large airliners, the potential high death rate with attacks on aircraft, and the ability to use a hijacked airplane as a lethal weapon may provide an alluring target for terrorism, whether or not they succeed due their high profile nature following the various attacks and attempts around the globe in recent years.


Read more about our Airport Security Division here.

Residential Security Division


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Read more about our Residential Security Division here.

Industrial Security Division


Industrial Security guards monitor, patrol, and guard a building or area to prevent vandalism, theft, and violence. Common responsibilities for security guard jobs include answering alarms, investigating disturbances, patrolling industrial or commercial premises, monitoring and authorizing entrance and departure of visitors, employees, and others, and inspecting and adjusting security systems.
The exact responsibilities for Industrial security guards depend on where they work. For example, at a retail store, security guards are responsible for protecting the customers, employees, and merchandise. In a museum, they are responsible for protecting works of art as well as the patrons. In office buildings, security guards may be employed to check the identification of people entering the building.


Read more about our Industrial Security Division here.

Surveillance Security Division


Surveillance security officers spend a large amount of their time in observation rooms, using one-way mirrors and audio and video monitors to watch activities of the premises they are watching.


They also retain and file audio and video records of activities in the event that the records need to be used for investigations. Surveillance security officers leave the observation room from time to time to physically observe the premises they are watching.


Surveillance security officers can be found in the casino industry, retail industry, government facalities, sporting stadiums, and now days in any and all industries.


Read more about our Surveillance Security Division here.

Casino Security Division


What Are the Responsibilities of a Casino Security Officer?
Like security guards in other industries, casino security guards protect property from vandalism, theft, and other forms of illegal activity. Guards may patrol casino grounds or remain stationed in a static position. One of the biggest duties of a casino security officer involves protecting the gambling hall’s money during transport. Security officers must also guard casino vaults. In addition to protecting casino assets, casino security guards protect patrons of the establishment. Additionally, security guards provide general assistance to casino guests and should be friendly and helpful at all times.



Read more about our Casino Security Division here.

School Security Division


GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Provides security for the school district staff, students, buildings and property through patrol of school building(s) and building perimeters, including parking lots, to prevent unauthorized visitors or property damage and to provide for general building security; does related work as required.


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Under general supervision, employees in this class are responsible for maintaining over-all security for all occupants and property of the assigned school district buildings, parking lots and sites in accordance with established security procedures. This classification is unarmed and does not have the power to arrest individuals for security breaches. This position is distinguished from the Safety and Security Officer in that this position is not responsible for conducting inspections of building and grounds for hazardous conditions and/or safety violations. Supervision may be exercised over the work of School Monitors, Security Aides and/or other security personnel.


Read more about our School Security Division here.

Seaport Security Division


A port security officer is responsible for inspecting cargo, protecting passengers and for ensuring that terrorists and other criminals are unable to cross international borders. Generally, port security personnel are paid by government agencies. In some instances, security officers are full-time national or regional government workers while in other instances, government agencies contract private security firms to provide port security. Ships from all over the world pass through major international ports. A port security officer has to inspect the paperwork that details the cargo contained on each ship that passes through the ports even if some of the cargo is not to be unloaded at that location. Generally, cargo ships carry large metal containers within which large quantities of goods are stowed. A port security officer has the authority to conduct an on-board inspection which may involve opening and searching cargo containers. Such searches are designed to detect the movement of illegal goods such as weapons or drugs as well as to detect quantities of goods that shipping companies may attempt to unload without paying any necessary customs taxes.


Read more about our Seaport Division here.

Automotive Plant Security Division


The automotive industry includes industries associated with the production, wholesaling, retailing, and maintenance of motor vehicles.  The big three automakers include Ford Motor Company, General Motors and Chrysler.


Automotive plant security officers are responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for staff and visitors of automotive assembly plants throughout the country. Automotive plant security officers are responsible for performing assigned tasks, patrolling assigned areas and the protection of staff workers and the physical plant as well as answering or assisting visitors who are visiting the Automotive plant


Automotive plant security officers are responsible for checking all interior and exterior doors and perimeter fence line, to guard against fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry.


Read more about our Automotive Plant Security Division here.

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The Washington metropolitan area is the metropolitan area centered on Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. The area includes all of the federal district and parts of the U.S. states of Maryland and Virginia, along with a small portion of West Virginia.


The Washington metropolitan area is the most educated and, by some measures, the most affluent metropolitan area in the United States. As of the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau estimate, the population of the Washington metropolitan area was estimated to be 5,860,342, making it the largest metropolitan area in the Census' Southeast region and the seventh-largest metropolitan area in the country.

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