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PFPA Pentagon Police Canine Division (K-9) is the Person-Borne Improvised Explosives Device and Explosives Detection Dog unit which is responsible for the DoD community in and around the National Capital Region. The K-9 Division is organized into teams (canine and handler) that provide both proactive and reactive law enforcement functions designed to ensure a safe working environment at the Pentagon Reservation and other DoD delegated facilities.

As a K-9 unit, your typical work assignments may include:
  • Conducting security sweeps of delivery and construction vehicles, unattended vehicles, suspicious packages, during bomb threats, and at official ceremonies. The unit also conducts K-9 security sweeps involving Department of Defense high-risk personnel (HRP).
  • Conducting security sweeps at other locations including the Mark Center, Raven Rock Mountain Complex, and other DoD delegated facilities.
  • Assisting other law enforcement agencies when needed.
  • Performing K-9 demonstrations throughout the National Capital Region.
Physical Requirements
  • Maintain a constant state of physical readiness
  • Perform a wide variety of tasks while wearing personal protective equipment.
  • Complete the Physical Ability Test and pass all designated PFPA/PPD certification programs.
  • Salary range: $67,808 to $116,639
  • K-9 police officers assigned to special units may be eligible for an additional 6% supplement upon successful completion of required training.
  • Canines live with their assigned K-9 handler and are a part of every aspect of the officer's home life. This relationship is necessary to provide the most effective K-9 handler rapport and provides for an efficient response time to incidents when K-9 support is needed.
  • This position is authorized for the Domicile-to-Duty Transportation Program. Domicile-to-Duty mileage is limited to operators living within 50 miles of their duty station.
  • Government retirement program and Thrift Savings Plan are available.
  • Medical and dental insurance, as well as long–term care insurance, are offered.
  • Uniforms, laundry, and equipment are furnished at no cost to the officer.
  • A world-class, onsite fitness center is provided free of charge.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Recruitment Branch at 703-571-8000 or email PFPA.RECRUITMENT@MAIL.MIL.




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  The Pentagon Force Protection Agency uses the website for all Agency hiring. All persons interested in working for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency must first visit the USAjobs website and create a profile. Upon creating a profile, you will need to upload your current resume along with any supporting documents for the position you are seeking.
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Should you have any questions, please contact the Recruitment Branch at 703-571-8000 or email