Law Enforcement Officer

Boston, MA
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Position Summary:

A sworn Federal Police Officer with full arrest powers to enforce federal laws and Federal Reserve policies and regulations to protect life, property and assets. Responds to incidents on Bank property and provide emergency services. This position is an essential function of the Bank and may require extended work hours and/or work during emergency or crisis situations.

Essential Accountabilities:

  • Operates as a law enforcement officer pursuant to the authority given the Board of Governors by Section 11 (q) of the Federal Reserve Act. Authorized personnel act as law enforcement officers pursuant to the regulations of the Board of Governors and approved by the US Attorney General (Uniform Regulations of the Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Officers).
  • Controls pedestrian and vehicle access to the Bank facility, patrols building, grounds and reports unusual situations or unauthorized individuals.
  • Proficiency in Weapons (lethal and non-lethal), first aid, CPR, fire suppression techniques, civil disorders, and public relations achieved through training.
  • Exhibit good judgment over life safety issues (shoot and don’t shoot scenarios, discrete handling of detected weapons and/or explosive devices, when to employ use of life saving and rescue equipment, etc.).
  • Proficiency in use of personal computer (PC) and related software, computerized physical access control systems, video surveillance systems, x-ray and metal detection equipment, various alarm systems and automated external defibrillators.
  • Responds to general alarm, provides emergency service and follows response protocol until the alarm or situation has been resolved.
  • Monitors Bank departments for safety or security violations and reports findings to department management.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)
  • High school education or equivalency required.
  • Must be 21 years of age and a US Citizen.
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Knowledge of regulations, procedures and practices of a specific discipline.
  • Ability to perform routine and repetitive tasks.