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Federal law enforcement jobs are available in most federal agencies. However, the largest numbers are employed by Homeland Security, the Justice, Treasury, and Defense Departments. There are law enforcement jobs available nationwide and overseas. Homeland Security (DHS) was formed after the September 11th 2001 attacks, to protect the nation against terrorism. The department was the first addition in over 40 years to the executive branch. Explore federal law enforcement careers on this site to find a suitable position that matches your experience, education, and background.
Homeland Security is the third largest department, employing over 180,000 federal workers. This agency consolidated 22 agencies from various departments to unify the war on terror. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has had a significant impact on federal law enforcement jobs and many law enforcement functions were transferred to DHS.