Police and Security Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs

In line with Vincent A. Munch

about Veterans in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The Veterans Administration (VA) Police and Security Service is responsible for protecting patients (former military personnel), visitors, employees, and property at department facilities, which include 172 medical centers, 551 clinics, and 115 national cemeteries in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Philippines. The Police and Security Service is one of three sections under the Office of Security and Law Enforcement (OS&LE). The OS&LE provides guidance, consultation, investigative, and direct operational support to the VA. A deputy assistant secretary for security and law enforcement heads the unit and oversees and develops policy and procedures related to VA security as well as officer training. More than 2,000 officers are assigned specifically to medical facilities.

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