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PROTECTING THOSE WHO PROTECT OUR NATION​
PFPA SPECIAL AGENTS
 

Our special agents are responsible for initiating, conducting, coordinating, and directing criminal investigations, protective intelligence investigations, internal affairs cases, and domestic terrorism threat cases.
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Your work assignments may include:
  • Assess the behavior of the individual victim, witness, or suspect as it relates to the investigation.
  • Detect and note physiological behaviors during personal contacts.
  • Conduct searches in accordance with established laws, procedures, and regulations to obtain evidence needed to support the investigation.
  • Coordinate security arrangements before and during operations with military and civil authorities to ensure available resources (e.g., K-9, SWAT, security plan) are used to support the mission.
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Physical Requirements
  • Maintain a constant state of physical readiness and capability.
  • Perform a wide variety of tasks while wearing personal protective equipment.
  • Complete the Physical Ability Test.
 
Compensation
  • Salaries start at $68,036, with full performance at $106,012 per year (salaries vary with federal pay tables and experience).
  • Overtime is compensated at the rate of 1-1/2 times your hourly rate.
  • Agents required to work an additional 2 hours per day (10-hour workday) are eligible to receive the 25% Availability Pay allowance.
Benefits
  • May qualify for National Capital Region's transit benefit program.