Office of Operations, Security, and Preparedness
Office of Security and Law Enforcement
Deliver professional law enforcement and security services, while maintaining law and order, and the protection of persons and property on VA campuses and building’s under the jurisdiction of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
To provide 21st century world class police services and operations that most effectively serve VA beneficiaries, employees, and visitors while functioning as a critical and indispensable part of the corporate VA team.
The Office of Security and Law Enforcement (OS&LE), under the direction of Mr. Fred Jackson, is responsible for developing policies, procedures and standards that govern VA’s infrastructure protection, personal security and law enforcement programs; protecting Veterans, visitors, and staff on department facilities and grounds.
OS&LE’s goal is to deliver the highest quality professional law enforcement services, ensuring the maintenance of law and order, the protection of persons and property on VA Campuses and make safe buildings under the jurisdiction of the Department. To facilitate this for field units, OS&LE is composed of two units: Police Services, and the VA Law Enforcement Training Center (LETC).
The Police Service, which is headquartered at VA Central Office in Washington, D.C. is under the leadership of Mr. Michael Franklin, Director of Police Service. The Police Services is compiled under four divisions; the Law Enforcement Oversight & Criminal Investigations Division, Executive Protection Division, Infrastructure Protection Division, and the Criminal Predictive Analysis Division. The Law Enforcement Oversight & Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for conducting program inspections of the 153 Police units around the nation. In addition, the division conducts investigations of serious incidents, which occur on VA controlled property. The Executive Protection Division provides personal protection for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Infrastructure Protection Division develops and writes VA Infrastructure Protection policy; interfaces with the Federal Protective Service for VA Campus Security and represents VA on Federal level steering committees. The Criminal Predictive Analysis Division conducts criminal analysis to identify and track trends to assure proactive prevention programs globally.
The VA Law Enforcement Training Center (VA LETC), located in North Little Rock, Arkansas, is under the leadership of Mr. James L. Ward, Esq., Director, LETC. The LETC provides professional training for all VA Police Officers. Through its Enterprise Fund activities, the LETC also provides training services to other Federal law enforcement agencies. Working under the LETC are four divisions; the Academic Programs Division, Technical Programs Division, Advanced Programs Division and the Training Standards Division.