The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is an agency of the United States Department of Treasury. The BEP has two production facilities in Washington, DC, and in Fort Worth, Texas. The BEP is affectionately referred to as “The Money Factory”. This is because U.S. currency or Federal Reserve Notes (paper money) is printed at the BEP facilities.
The BEP police officers work for the United States Department of Treasury-Bureau of Engraving and Printing Police Operations Division.
The BEP police are uniformed federal police officers with powers of arrest and responsible for enforcing federal and municipal laws and Department of Treasury/BEP security rules and regulations in and around BEP facilities. BEP officers also enforce local laws in Washington, DC Criminal Code through a Memorandum of Understanding, and Texas Criminal Code.
BEP Police Training
The BEP police officers attend the Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP) that was formally the Mixed Basic Police Officer Training Program (MBPTP) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) at Glynco, Georgia. The federal law enforcement community refers to FLETC as “Club Fed”.
Once the BEP officer graduates from FLETC, they report to either the Washington, DC or the Fort Worth, TX facility to complete the four (4) week Police Basic Training Program that is accredited by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA).
Throughout the BEP officers career they will have opportunities for specialized training by returning to FLETC facilities for additional training opportunities.
BEP police officers will also receive local law enforcement training in Washington, DC on Criminal Code through a Memorandum of Understanding, and the Texas Criminal Code.
The BEP facility in Washington DC has its own 24/7 modern in-door pistol shooting range. For other firearm training at the Washington, DC facility, BEP officers usually train at Fort Meade, MD for automatic weapons and shotgun qualification. The BEP prides itself on developing shooting skills and marksmanship. The certified BEP police firearms instructors are some of the best in American law enforcement and they pride themselves on personalized training to advance each officers firearm skills.
Salary Range: TR-0083-06/08 $49,898.00 to $87,699.00 / per year; however, the BEP is responsible to protect BEP tours and monitor visitors to the facility. With this required overtime, most police officers (0083) earn $20-$40K above their base pay.
The Washington, DC BEP police are eligible for membership in the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 1.
About the Author
Mark Bond has worked in law enforcement and has been a firearms instructor for more than 29 years. His law enforcement experience includes the military, local, state and federal levels as a police officer and criminal investigator. Mark obtained a BS and MS in criminal justice, and M.Ed in educational leadership with Summa Cum Laude honors. As a lifelong learner, he is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in education (EdD) with a concentration in college teaching and learning. Mark is currently an assistant professor of criminal justice at a university and adjunct professor of administration of justice studies at a community college.