The Law Enforcement Unit (LEU), also known as the Federal Reserve Police, provides Federal Reserve Plaza employees and visitors with a secure and safe work environment.
LEU comprises sworn Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Officers and support personnel. All sworn officers have received nationally accredited training as prescribed by the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors and the United States Department of Justice.
Additionally, regular in-service training is conducted in Boston throughout the year for all officers. Initial training and in-service training is wide ranging, including, but not limited to, training in legal matters, firearms, non-lethal weapons, defensive tactics, physical control techniques, judgmental shooting, medical, report writing, and many other topics.
Law Enforcement Unit officers work in shift operations, the Bank’s Command Center, and work to enhance their and each other’s skills through field training. The Bank hires officers who are typically promoted through the following ranks:
- Corporal Rank - works within the Command Center and are LEU’s Field Training Officers
- Sergeant Rank – works in various areas such as Shift Operations, Command Center and Training
- Lieutenant Rank – works in various areas such as Shift Operations, Command Center and Training