NSA Police Officer Career, Job, Degrees and Training Information

NSA police officers are armed, uniformed officers that provide security and law enforcement at NSA buildings. Additionally, NSA officers are often involved with various counterterrorist operations, and they provide weapons training for members of the NSA. Generally, NSA officers perform functions that support of NSA's mission, personnel, assets, and facilities.

Specific job responsibilities include:
  • Counter-terrorism and force protection
  • Pedestrian and vehicular access control
  • Asset protection
  • Response and mitigation of security, medical, and fire emergencies
  • Enforcement of laws and regulations relative to the protection of NSA assets
  • Vehicle, material, and NSA facility security inspections
  • Critical incident management
  • Firearms training and range management
  • Patrol of NSA property
NSA has an ongoing need for qualified individuals to serve as NSA Police Officers at its various facilities in and around Fort Meade, Maryland. The NSA officer career position is one of the most unique and respected in the law enforcement arm of the federal government. Individuals interested in becoming an NSA officer are encouraged to apply for the position at http://www.nsa.gov/careers/career_fields/others.shtml.

NSA police applicants need a high school degree or equivalent GED, an associate's degree, many earn degrees in criminal justice, or applicants with experience in the military, without being dishonorably discharged, or those with experience working in institutions with detailed or complex procedures can apply to be an NSA police officer.

To meet the required qualifications, applicants must also: be American citizens, be 21 years old or older, successfully complete a background check, be in good shape, and have visual acuity of at least 20/125 without correctional lenses, and 20/20 with corrective lenses. Additionally applicants must have a valid driver's license.

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