NSA Police Job Description & Career Outlook

The job of an NSA (National Security Agency) police officer is to help protect the people who make the United States safe. In other words, they provide security for those who are defending our nation. Responsibilities of the NSA officer include counter terrorism, asset protection, transportation control, critical incident management, emergency mitigation, vehicle and facility inspection, firearms training and range management, and patrol of NSA property.

NSA police officers are federal employees who work on or around the NSA facility in and around its complexes at Fort Meade, Maryland. They work closely with NSA employees and the federal government to enforce federal statutes.

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Become a NSA Police Officer: Education & Other Requirements

In order to apply for a position with the NSA, you must be a United States citizen and have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. The NSA employs individuals from a military, government, or private sector background. They also offer internship opportunities for college students wishing to pursue a career in National Security.

NSA Police Salary and Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a median annual salary of $56,980 per year for all police and detectives.1 The outlook for NSA police officers is influenced by federal budgets and positions will become available due to officers retiring or leaving the NSA for other reasons. Job openings are posted on the National Security Agency website.

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1. Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/police-and-detectives.htm

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