Pentagon Force Protection Agency

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Pentagon Force Protection Agency
Abbreviation PFPp
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Seal of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency
Motto "Protecting those Who Protect Our Nation"
Agency overview
Formed May 3, 2002
Preceding agency Defense Protective Service
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agency
(Operations jurisdiction)
United States
Legal jurisdiction The Pentagon and National Capital Region
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters The Pentagon
Agency executive Jonathan Cofer Director; Woodrow Kusse, Chief of the U.S. Pentagon Police
Parent agency Department of Defense
Child agency United States Pentagon Police
 See the reference[1] below for the source of the above data.

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) is an American law enforcement agency within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) charged with protecting and safeguarding the occupants, visitors, and infrastructure of The Pentagon, the Mark Center Building, the Defense Health Headquarters, and other assigned Pentagon facilities.

This mission is accomplished with law enforcement officers (United States Pentagon Police), criminal investigative and protective services agents; threat management agents; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives technicians; and anti-terrorism/force protection and physical security personnel.



In late 2016, Mr. Jonathan Cofer became the third Director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency as Mr. Steven E. Calvery the Director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, a Senior Executive Service position within the Office of the Director of Administration and Management retired. Prior to his last appointment Calvery served as the Director of Law Enforcement and Security within the Department of Interior. Mr. Calvery graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

On May 1, 2006, Calvery was selected as the Director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. He was responsible for providing a full range of services to protect people, facilities, infrastructure and other resources at the Pentagon Reservation and in DoD-occupied facilities in the National Capital Region. Within this scope he exercised the authorities of the Secretary of Defense under 10 U.S.C 2674 with respect to force protection, security, and law enforcement. He was the DoD principle liaison with state and local authorities and communicates directly with DoD components and other executive departments and agencies in carrying out these assigned responsibilities and functions.

Under the guidance and direction of the former Director Mr. Steven Calvery and the current Director Mr. Jonathan Cofer the Pentagon Force Protection Agency provides a comprehensive protective intelligence analysis capability, which includes threat analysis, threat investigation, and criminal intelligence services to protect Pentagon facilities, employees and senior DoD personnel. The Pentagon Force Protection Agency liaises with other federal law enforcement and intelligence communities and conducts threat assessments and investigations for protective details while they are in the National Capital Region.

See also


  1. ^ Pentagon Force Protection Agency - Home Page. Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
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