Pentagon Force Protection Agency
|Pentagon Force Protection Agency|
|Motto||"Protecting those Who Protect Our Nation"|
|Formed||May 3, 2002|
|Preceding agency||Defense Protective Service|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Legal jurisdiction||The Pentagon and National Capital Region|
|Agency executive||Steven E. Calvery, Director; James Ballard, Acting Chief of the U.S. Pentagon Police|
|Parent agency||Department of Defense|
|Child agency||United States Pentagon Police|
|See the reference2 below for the source of the above data.|
The Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) is a civilian defense agency within the U.S. Department of Defense charged with protecting and safeguarding the occupants, visitors, and infrastructure of The Pentagon, Navy Annex and other assigned Pentagon facilities.
This mission is accomplished with law enforcement officers (United States Pentagon Police), criminal investigative and protective services agents; threat management agents; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives technicians; and anti-terrorism/force protection and physical security personnel.
Steven E. Calvery is the second and current Director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, a Senior Executive Service position within the Office of the Director of Administration and Management. Prior to his current appointment Mr. Calvery served as the Director of Law Enforcement and Security within the Department of Interior. Mr. Calvery graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
On May 1, 2006, Mr. Calvery was selected as the Director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. He is responsible for providing a full range of services to protect people, facilities, infrastructure and other resources at the Pentagon Reservation and in DoD-occupied facilities in the National Capital Region. Within this scope he exercises the authorities of the Secretary of Defense under 10 U.S.C 2674 with respect to force protection, security, and law enforcement. He is the DoD principle liaison with state and local authorities and communicates directly with DoD components and other executive departments and agencies in carrying out these assigned responsibilities and functions.
Under the guidance and direction of Mr. Calvery, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency now provides a comprehensive protective intelligence analysis capability, which includes threat analysis, threat investigation, and criminal intelligence services to protect Pentagon facilities, employees and senior DoD personnel. The Pentagon Force Protection Agency liaises with other federal law enforcement and intelligence communities and conducts threat assessments and investigations for protective details while they are in the National Capital Region.