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The Supreme Court Police

The Supreme Court of the United States Police Department is a federal law enforcement agency that derives its authority from United States Code 40 U.S.C. 6121. Established in 1935 for the recently completed Supreme Court Building, the department’s mission is to ensure the integrity of the Constitutional Mission of the Supreme Court of the United States by protecting the Supreme Court, the Justices, employees, guests and visitors.


Serves as a Uniformed Police Officer with the Supreme Court of the United States. Supreme Court Police Officers are primarily responsible for protecting the Chief Justice, Associate Justices, building occupants, and the Court’s building and grounds. Additional responsibilities include: courtroom security, dignitary protection, emergency response, as well as providing assistance to building visitors and guests, along with a full range of police services.



  • U.S. Citizenship
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma is required.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or prior sworn law enforcement experience is required.
  • Applicants must be mature, reliable, and skilled in oral and written communication and have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Applicants must have no record of felony convictions, and must not currently be involved in any pending criminal charges.
  • Applicants who possess prior military service must have been separated under honorable conditions (honorable discharge).
  • Applicants must be licensed to drive and have an excellent driving record.
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, but not yet 37 years of age at the date of appointment. (This position is covered under federal law enforcement retirement provisions, which stipulate mandatory retirement at age 57 after 20 years of service. The maximum age may be waived with prior qualifying federal law enforcement service under the same retirement system.)
  • Successfully complete a full background investigation


Salary and Benefits:

$61,991 - Entry Level, non-certified

$64,164 - With documentation of graduation from the UPTP at FLETC or after completion of training (6 months)

$71,945-$111,631 - Private First Class

Working for the Supreme Court of the United States Police Department offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, Thrift Savings Plan, life insurance, health benefits, premium pay, and eligibility for retirement with 20 years of service at age 50, or 25 years of service at any age. Additional benefits include flexible spending accounts, long term care insurance, and the Smart Trip transit subsidy.


Hiring Process:

Employment is subject to successful completion of a written exam, oral board interview, psychological exam, medical exam and a comprehensive background investigation.



The Applicant will be required to successfully complete the 13 week Uniformed Police Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, in Glynco, GA.


How to Apply:

Fax (202) 479-5973 or email application materials to

Please direct questions regarding this position to


SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES 1 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20543