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Police Week 2020: A Video Message from FPS Leadership

Fri, 05/15/2020 - 11:21

Each year during Police Week, we gather to pay tribute to our fallen law enforcement officers. May 15 is National Peace Officers Memorial Day, a day I personally hold near to my heart because it reflects the perseverance and very real sacrifice of law enforcement officers across America.

We typically mark this day of remembrance by gathering for a wreath-laying ceremony in the National Capital Region. As you know, this year has so far been anything but typical. While we cannot be together, that does not impact our ability or desire to pay our respects to FPS’ fallen. 

I encourage you to watch the following video message of myself and Principal Deputy Director Cline honoring the memories, devotion to duty, and ultimate sacrifice of the six FPS officers who died in the line of duty.

Our law enforcement officers continue to be on the front lines, protecting lives and securing federal facilities, regardless of what threats they may face, natural or manmade, physical or cyber.

I am humbled and proud of what our officers achieve day in, day out. I thank all of you for your service.

L. Eric Patterson, Director
Federal Protective Service​​

Topics: Homeland Security Enterprise, Law Enforcement Partnerships
Keywords: Federal Protective Service (FPS), Law Enforcement, Law Enforcement Partnership, Police Week

Police Week 2020: DHS Leaders Run to Honor Law Enforcement

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 12:20

The 2020 National Police Week 5K was held virtually in compliance with the recommendations of the CDC and other public health organizations. Senior leaders throughout the Department of Homeland Security ran to show support for our law enforcement partners across the country.

Topics: Border Security, Homeland Security Enterprise, Law Enforcement Partnerships, Preventing Terrorism
Keywords: Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), Police Week

Thank a Truck Driver and a CBP Officer

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 13:58

Release Date:  April 3, 2020

Are your grocery store shelves full? Thank a truck driver and a CBP officer! In just a week of restrictions on nonessential travel, CBP reported a 13% increase in commercial traffic across our borders, while travel plummeted.

DHS is keeping our vital supply chains open.

Topics: Border Security, Economic Security
Keywords: Border Security, Coronavirus (COVID-19), Economy, Trade

Be Like Mike

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 14:56

If you've been to an area with current travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, you can still come home anytime. You'll just follow these guidelines.

Additional Information Topics: Border Security, Transportation Security
Keywords: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

DHS Responds: Ongoing Actions to Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 14:47

The men and women of DHS are on the front lines every day, fighting against the spread of coronavirus to protect the homeland. Here’s what we’re doing:

Additional Information Topics: Homeland Security Enterprise
Keywords: Coronavirus (COVID-19)