Federal agency seeks former servicemembers to fill civilian police jobs

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Defense Logistics Agency police train to resond to an active shooter. The agency is recruiting the military community to staff a civilian police force for six installations in the United States.  Courtesy of the Defense Logistic
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Defense Logistics Agency police train to resond to an active shooter. The agency is recruiting the military community to staff a civilian police force for six installations in the United States. Courtesy of the Defense Logistic

Federal agency seeks former servicemembers to fill civilian police jobs

by: Seth Robson | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: October 19, 2016

The Defense Logistics Agency is recruiting the military community to staff a civilian police force for six installations in the United States.

A campaign running on the American Forces Network encourages servicemembers and their dependents to apply for the positions.

The agency is authorized 377 police officers, responsible for securing and policing its bases, but needs to recruit on a regular basis because of a high turnover rate as employees move on to other opportunities in police or government agencies, DLA police law enforcement manager Tim Gerald said in a phone interview this month.

“We have sites all over the U.S.,” he said of the agency, which operates massive warehouses and oversees the supply chain for the Department of Defense, providing warfighters with weapons, fuel, support equipment, food and uniforms.

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