The Fed Is Hiring: Lots Of Cops

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Some may have forgotten, or not be aware, that the Federal Reserve system has its own police force. Well, it does: "The U.S. Federal Reserve Police is the law enforcement arm of the Federal Reserve System, the central banking system of the United States.... Officers are certified to carry a variety of weapons systems (depending on assignment) including semi-automatic pistols, assault rifles, submachine guns, shotguns, less-lethal weapons, pepper spray, batons and other standard police equipment. Officers also wear bullet resistant vests/body armor. On October 12, 2010 President Barack Obama signed into law S.B. 1132 the "Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act Improvements Act", which states that law enforcement officers of the Federal Reserve are "qualified law enforcement officers" and thus are authorized to carry a firearm off-duty."

At last check, there were over 1000 sworn members of the Fed police force. And judging by the recent spike in appearances of such "help wanted" ads as those shown below, that number is too low. We expect many more job postings such as these to appear in the coming weeks and months: in fact, we are willing to predict that the closer we get to a "renormalization" of the Fed's balance sheet, the faster the hiring of Fed cops...


Position Summary:

Law Enforcement Officer

The Law Enforcement Officer is responsible for the protection of Bank property, valuables, and staff. Maintains security perimeter at building entrances, and performs routine building patrols to prevent unauthorized entry to premises, provide fire protection, and deter criminal and other irregular activities. Performs public relations functions by answering inquiries and providing direction to employees and visitors. Enforces federal laws and Federal Reserve policies and regulations to protect life, property and assets. Responds to incidents on Bank property and provides emergency  services. This position is an essential function of the Bank and may require extended work hours and/or work during emergency or crisis situations.

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Police Technician

It's about respect and recognition from your peers. It's you. At the Federal Reserve Bank, we operate a part of the nation's bank, helping to shape policies that enable people to purchase homes, send their children to school, and to live greater lives. It's a good feeling, knowing that your work holds such meaning. It's an even better feeling, knowing that you're doing so with a team that recognizes the talents that make you unique. Join us today.

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding position? Look no further!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops and maintains proficiency in areas such as weapons (lethal and non-lethal), first aid, CPR, fire fighting techniques, civil disorders, and public relations, by attending training classes. Must exhibit spontaneous good judgment over life and safety issues (shoot and don’t shoot scenarios, discrete handling of detected weapons and/or explosive devices, when to employ use of life saving and rescue equipment, etc.).
  • Controls pedestrian and vehicle access to the facility, patrols building and reports unusual situations or unauthorized individuals. Responds to general alarm, provides emergency service, and follows local response protocol until the alarm or situation has been resolved. Monitors Bank departments for safety or security violation and reports findings to department management. May prepare and/or review appropriate shift reports and distributes as required. Works all posts. Prepares logs and input information pertaining to incident and daily activity reports in prescribed format.
  • Monitors metal detectors or utilizes metal detection wands to scan visitors, personal items, and packages for unauthorized items. Monitors and authorizes visitors accessing Bank facilities and records visitor data on appropriate logs. Monitors surveillance equipment, intercoms, telephones, radios, and other specialized equipment. Inspects vehicles entering security sensitive areas for unauthorized personnel or contents.
  • Operates as a law enforcement officer pursuant to the authority given the Board of Governors by Section 11 (q) of the Federal Reserve Act. Authorized personnel act as law enforcement officers pursuant to regulations of the Board of Governors and approved by the U.S. Attorney General (Uniform Regulations for Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Officers).
  • On an as needed basis may conduct initial investigations into accidents and incidents, make proper notifications to the senior law enforcement officer on duty, and perform follow up duties as directed by supervisor. Could be needed to testify in court in response to a subpoena regarding accidents or incidents.
  • Develops proficiency in use of personal computer (PC) and related software, computerized access and control systems, video surveillance equipment, x-ray and metal screening equipment, various alarms systems and Automated External Defibrillators.
  • On an as needed basis may participate in special assignments to protect dignitaries of a Reserve Bank or the Board of Governors, this could include escorting visitors, contractors and/or vendors working in high security areas.


  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: Less than two years
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Sat, 01/04/2014 - 11:55 | 4299695 0b1knob
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"dignitaries of a Reserve Bank or the Board of Governors"

Interesting how they view themselves.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 12:03 | 4299708 Divided States ...
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To serve and protect criminals

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 12:05 | 4299714 SWRichmond
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a private bank with its own police force;  how quaint.

do as thou wilt is the whole of the law.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 12:06 | 4299728 VD
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incredible and simply ILLEGAL.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 12:12 | 4299740 Skateboarder
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Unconstitutional, you mean. I'm sure this shit is all nice and 'legal.'

Oh that's right. The U.S. Penal Code takes precedence over that outdated paper.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 12:11 | 4299745 kaiserhoff
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In the future we shall all be prison guards or prisoners, and a loaf of bread will cost a bail of money.

Why do I think I've seen this movie before?

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 12:54 | 4299777 BaBaBouy
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Here's WHY They Need SO MUCH PAPER PRINTING Power ...


Uncle Sam’s New Year’s Binge: Borrows $1,088 Per Household in 1 Day January 3, 2014 - 4:48 PM By Terence P. Jeffrey


Subscribe to Terence P. Jeffrey RSS ( - Uncle Sam—AKA the federal government—went on a New Year’s Eve binge, adding a net of $125,202,709,546.99 to its total debt in just the one day of Dec. 31, 2013, according to the U.S. Treasury. That equals approximately $1,088.60 for each of the 115,013,000 households the Census Bureau currently estimates there are in the United States.

Overall, in the first quarter of fiscal 2014, which ended on Dec. 31, the total debt of the federal government jumped $613,787,258,252.83 That equals $5,336 for each household in the country.

At the close of business on Dec. 30, 2013, the total debt of the federal government was 17,226,768,075,403.16. By the close of business on the next day—New Year’s Eve—the debt had risen to 17,351,970,784,950.15—a one-day jump of $125,202,709,546.99. - See more at:

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 13:27 | 4299872 Thing1Thing2
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They enable us to "send their children to school, and to live greater lives", aka "you didn't build that with your hard earned money"

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 13:41 | 4299904 HoofHearted
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How about all us ZHers get ourselves positions on the Fed police? Once we're all in place, it will be easier to take the Fed down with a coordinated inside job.

Oh damn, you need a GED. I guess all of us with higher degrees would be considered way too smart to do their bidding.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 14:23 | 4299965 WarriorClass
Sat, 01/04/2014 - 14:49 | 4300022 Four chan
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Never have so many, guarded so little.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 15:00 | 4300048 Atomizer
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In the next 4 weeks, go balls to the wall.


Sat, 01/04/2014 - 18:04 | 4300270 economics9698
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The Fed can hire all the police they want, when the fiat dies so will they. The mf’s will be hunted down for decades and killed all over the planet. These criminals will not get away with their crimes.  

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 08:42 | 4301388 GetZeeGold
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Join the get to be a's kinda fun!

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 14:29 | 4299977 nope-1004
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+1.  Thought the same thing after first reading this.  In fact, since they are hiring so many, it makes sense that the odds of an inside job are rising anyway, regardless of education.  The banksters  have ripped off way too many for all of these hirees to be committed to the "job".


Sat, 01/04/2014 - 14:40 | 4299997 in4mayshun
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My 1st thought as well. Problem is they'd pull our NSA file for our background check and discover that we're ZH members and visit sites like Drudge and Infowars, and we'd be disqualified.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 18:15 | 4300309 Rafferty
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You can bet your bottom (sorely devalued) dollar that they would. They probably have already.   I'm serious.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 14:53 | 4300032 Cap Matifou
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FED's job ad from 1980, hiring tech brains while spilling the shocking truth.

Career Perspectives in American Banking
"We work so closely with the Government to insure stability in the American banking system, that some people think we're a branch of the Government. Actually, we're not."

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 16:46 | 4300184 cynicalskeptic
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I worked for the NY Fed back then in operations.  What a clusterfuck.  They'd hire really good people - who'd quit in frustration after 6 months.  The truly incompetent stayed - and rose in the ranks.  One systems person whould run out of meetings crying when questioned too 'harshly' about anything - but Daddy played golf with Board members.   The tellers - those that handled currency - made around $20,000 a year back then - and all drove new Caddys or BMW's.... they eventually relocated Currency Operations to NJ - on the site of a toxic waste dump in East Rutherford.  You can't make this stuff up.

The Fed is the WORST of private and public in one institution  (with an astounding amount of alcoholism in the upper ranks - the Pres of the NY  Fed actually fell over, knocking down a podium when addressing one bunch of bankers.  And that ethos filtered down the ranks.  Kind of embarassing to have your manager shitfaced- to the poitnt of taking off his shirt and ... at a friiendly 'morale-building' get to gether after work).

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 22:49 | 4300921 Musashi Miyamoto
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"They'd hire really good people - who'd quit in frustration after 6 months. The truly incompetent stayed - and rose in the ranks."

sound like every single company i've worked for

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 13:28 | 4299885 Soul Glow
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Luke Radowski, Mark Dice, and Adam Kokesh examine first hand the Fed Police:

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 13:43 | 4299903 DaveyJones
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well trained in both search and seizure 

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 16:25 | 4300152 Cap Matifou
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The Federal Reserve is Private Property

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 20:15 | 4300573 Thing1Thing2
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nice link

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 20:16 | 4300574 Thing1Thing2
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double post

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 14:06 | 4299926 BuddyEffed
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Next thing you know, they'll be wanting "First Night" priviliges.  Think Braveheart and what really got Mel Gibson pissed off in the beginning of that movie.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 14:37 | 4299996 WarPony
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Prima "not cha"

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 12:16 | 4299748 BaBaBouy
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I.E. ... Paper GOLD Police ...

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 16:38 | 4300171 cynicalskeptic
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Well, it's not like there's much PHYSICAL GOLD left to guard....  Besides - the paper stuff is SO much easier to steal - doesn't weigh nearly as much.  No need for all those dump trucks you saw in the 'Die Hard' number whatever.    


Think about it though.  If we continue in the path to Weimar, you're going to need MASSIVE amounts of currency simply to keep up when inflation really lets loose (and I have no doubt that it will).  The logistics of printing and distributing ever more money - and you will still need the paper stuff, we're not all electronic yet- are huge.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 12:22 | 4299762 VD
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yeah apologies i sometimes confuse legality with constitution since latter is used to wipe the asses of legit laws in order to subvert the bad......MOAR (unconstitutional) PIGZ --- PIG PLANET FUCK THE PIGZ...

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 12:32 | 4299784 Skateboarder
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No worries man, we gotta keep that word 'illegal' in check, or we lose track of what is righteous (constitutional) and what is not.

Every time you say 'illegal,' the laywers win!

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 12:54 | 4299817 Winston Churchill
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The Constitution is supposedly the supreme law of the USA , so other laws breaking its

law are illegal.

Strange nobody has taken on the legality of the FredRes unlike the income which has been adjudicated

by SCOTUS as illegal ,but ignored by Uncle Scam.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 14:58 | 4300035 VD
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IRS works for Fed and lotta people tried to fight in courts theft of private property (ie income taxes) ; unfortunatly most have failed (eg Peter Schiff's popz in clink) technically u r correct and the above ULTIMATELY = ILLEGAL...

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 14:35 | 4299990 logicalman
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There's legal and there's lawful, they are not the same.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 14:59 | 4300047 tip e. canoe
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an extremely important distinction, well said.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 22:05 | 4300819 nmewn
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I am heartened that many more are discovering the true distinction of legal vs justice (justness) which is the very cornerstone of proper law. Hitler had laws, Mao had laws Pol Pot had laws...all very much "legal" in every sense of the word but those legalities were never just or had anything to do with justice.

Law can be thought of as a simple trap for the public and the unwary, of what it is and what it is not. Without force, it is nothing (it has no validity without enforcement) and yet force, is the only thing that truly confronts its very existence when law is abused.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 12:21 | 4301705 Johnny Cocknballs
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Sure they are.

If people with guns are ultimately enforcing X, it matters little that
you or I think .

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 15:55 | 4300109 sleigher
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Legal != Lawful

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 12:15 | 4299746 Deo vindice
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Just think if hundreds of lovers of liberty applied for and got these jobs. Working for the Fed, armed by the Fed, and when they want their 'force' to do their illegal work for them, arrest the bankers instead.

Think outside the box. This could have real possibilities.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 12:36 | 4299797 gmrpeabody
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Sat, 01/04/2014 - 13:01 | 4299828 Deo vindice
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I like to think of it more as a vision. ;-)

In dark days, having a vision of righteousness and truth prevailing is necessary to keep on going.

"Where there is no vision, the people perish" (Book of Proverbs 29:18)

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 14:13 | 4299944 optimator
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I'm sure the first thing they will look at if you apply is your NSA internet activity starting with "have you ever visited

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 14:30 | 4299986 wtf1369
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True, I imagine situational awareness is not viewed as an asset for these positions.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 18:18 | 4300319 Rafferty
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NSA have already identified all the 'lovers of liberty'.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 12:17 | 4299747 Headbanger
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No it isn't.   Pinkerton has been protecting bank stage coach and train transports since the Old West!

Don't you remember "Butch Casidy and the Sundance Kid" were chased by the Pinkertons??

But you live in la la land anyway.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 12:30 | 4299782 Binko
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Don't be a dope. Pinkerton was a private company. Old time banks hiring Pinkertons is like current banks hiring rent-a-cops.

This is a cartel of private banks employing a government empowered police force

A world of difference. And certainly not legal except by the new definition of legal which basically means anything desired by the rich and powerful.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 12:40 | 4299802 Headbanger
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So what if the Federal Reserve is hiring more police!?   They already have them!

WTF is with all the alarmist douche balls here who get worked up over crap like this?

This is nothing compared to Homeland Security.

What a bunch of weenies!

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 13:02 | 4299820 NoDebt
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It won't be long before EVERY agency has it's own police force (does the EPA have a police force yet??).

When you have tens of thousands of new laws and regulations to enforce every passing year (and I'm not exaggerating) you just can't trust the general police force to be able to identify everything that is now a crime.  

As I was shoveling off my driveway yesterday I started to wonder how long before the EPA shows up and declares my yard a "wetlands" area and fines me for moving the snow around.  Of course they'll be back when it melts in the spring and dries up- they'll fine me again for destroying that same wetlands area.  If the EPA had a police force I'm sure that would be accompanied by being cuffed-and-stuffed, needing to post bail and hiring a lawyer to defend myself in front of a "special" EPA court.

It's authority creep and it matters not just because of how many police are hired, but by how SPECIALIZED those police forces are.  "Special" police always ends up needing "special" courts. 


Sat, 01/04/2014 - 13:08 | 4299836 SAT 800
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You're right, of course. I like that expression, authority creep. Fascists love "law enforcement". If the Congress has a congressional laundromat, they probably have laundromat police. As for the EPA; that's another Federal Monster that will have to be killed before any real economic healing can be done.

Sat, 01/04/2014 - 13:24 | 4299875 Headbanger
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I agree it could be viewed as a Fascist buildup of police forces along with the increasing militarization of local police forces getting used military armored vehicles.

But what can we expect to happen now that all can kicking efforts by the Federal Reserve have failed to keep the economy from going over the cliff soon??

Riots, robberies, looting, car jackings,

How many of you who are upset about this kind of news will be demanding police protection when the SHTF !?

So wake up you mooks and face the grim reality that lies ahead cause there's no stopping it now.

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