Supreme Court of the United States Police - FEDERAL POLICE OFFICER

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Department Supreme Court of the United States Police
TypeEntry Level
Deadline Dec 31, 2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Washington, DC

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Supreme Court of the United States Police, DC



  • The Supreme Court Police

    The Supreme Court of the United States Police Department is a federal law enforcement agency that derives its authority from United States Code 40 U.S.C. 6121. Established in 1935 for the recently completed Supreme Court Building, the department’s mission is to ensure the integrity of the Constitutional Mission of the Supreme Court of the United States by protecting the Supreme Court, the Justices, employees, guests and visitors.


    Serve as a uniformed police officer with the Supreme Court of the United States. Responsible for providing a full range of police services. We also have specialized units to include: K-9, Threat Assessment, Intelligence, Chem-bio, Background Investigations, Recruitment and Training Division. Supreme Court Police Officers are primarily responsible for protecting the Chief Justice, Associate Justices, building occupants, and the Court's building and grounds. Additional responsibilities include Courtroom security, dignitary protection, emergency response, and providing assistance to building visitors.


    • U.S. Citizenship
    • Meet Experience Requirements (see Qualifications)
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See:
    • Employment is subject to successful completion of a medical exam, which includes rigorous fitness standards.
    • Medical exam consists of blood work, drug screening, height, weight, stress test, EKG, vision, hearing, and body fat.
    • Body fat will be measured by skin fold calipers at the time of medical exam. Males must be 20% or under and females must be 24% or under.
    • Vision requirements: For distance, corrected 20/20 or better binocularly with at least 20/40 in each eye. Uncorrected distant visual acuity should be 20/100 or better binocularly.
    • Colorblindness: Applicant must be able to pass the Ishihara's Test for Color Deficiency.
    • Hearing Requirements: Applicant must be able to pass the hearing test without the use of hearing aids.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • A Bachelor's degree (or being within six months of graduation) OR at least one year prior experience as a sworn police officer is required.
    • Applicants must be mature, reliable, skilled in oral and written communication, and have excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Applicants must have no record of felony convictions, and must not currently be involved in any pending criminal charges.
    • Applicants who possess prior military service must have been separated under honorable conditions (honorable discharge).
    • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 21 years of age, but not yet 37 years of age at the date of appointment (this position is covered under federal law enforcement retirement provisions, which stipulate mandatory retirement at age 57 after at least 20 years of service). The maximum age may be waived with prior qualifying federal law enforcement service under the same retirement system.
    • Applicants must be licensed to drive and have an excellent driving record.


  • A high school diploma is required.
  • A Bachelor's degree (or being within six months of graduation) is required.
  • Prior experience as a sworn police officer (of at least a year) with a thorough knowledge of law enforcement techniques and practices may be substituted for a Bachelor's degree.
  • How you will be evaluated:
  • You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Employment is subject to successful completion of the Police Officer Selection Test (POST), structured oral interview, background investigation interview, medical exam, psychological exam, and a comprehensive background investigation. To participate in our hiring process, you will need to travel to the Washington, D.C. area on at least three (3) occasions. The Supreme Court does NOT pay a travel per diem, hotel costs, or travel expenses for applicants to participate in our hiring process.

    Applicants who are hired will also be required to successfully complete the 13-week Uniformed Police Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA.

  • Salary and Benefits

    $64,173 - Entry Level, non-certified

    $66,423 - With documentation of graduation from the UPTP at FLETC or after completion of training (6 months)

    $74,478-$115,561 - Private First Class

    Working for the Supreme Court of the United States Police Department offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, Thrift Savings Plan, life insurance, health benefits, premium pay, and eligibility for retirement with 20 years of service at age 50, or 25 years of service at any age. Additional benefits include flexible spending accounts, long term care insurance, and the Smart Trip transit subsidy.

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  • How to Apply

    Fax (202) 479-5973 or email application materials to

  • We currently have a vacancy on USAjobs. Please keep in mind that if you also applied via USAjobs, submitting this application will override your prior application and place you at the end of the review queue. This will significantly delay your potential candidacy.




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