DLA Police

PROTECTING WITH PRIDE! The Defense Logistics Agency is the Department of Defense's largest combat support agency, providing worldwide logistics support in both peacetime and wartime to the military services as well as several civilian agencies and foreign countries. It takes a person with pride to protect the 5.2 million items supplied by DLA to America’s warfighters. It takes a person with pride to protect the supplies that consist of almost all consumable item America's military services need to operate, from groceries to jet fuel. It takes a person with pride to protect major military supply centers and depots and its workforce.

The DLA Police provide around-the-clock force protection, antiterrorism, and security operations through police services, facilities security, emergency response, and protective countermeasure programs for Agency installations and facilities in order to protect DLA people, resources, mission and infrastructure from violence and destruction.

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Prospective employees

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The advantages of working with the DLA Police

  • Skilled employees are valued
  • Career opportunities for personal growth and development
  • Family atmosphere
  • Employees are encouraged to provide input on policies
  • There is a spirit of organizational teamwork
  • All employees are treated with dignity and respect
  • The police chief knows everyone by name and supports all employees to reach their personal and professional goals
  • All employees have access to the police chief

DLA Police Core Functions

The two core functions of the DLA Police are force protection and security operations, which include:

  • Protect life and property
  • Defend against acts of terrorism, espionage and crime
  • Promote compliance with and ensure federal laws, applicable state laws, and Department of Defense regulations and orders are observed
  • Installation access control
  • Perform regular patrols of the installation
  • Anti-terrorism and crime prevention
  • Respond to alarms and other indications of suspicious activity
  • Investigate minor criminal offenses and/or secure crime or incident scenes
  • First responder to all types of emergencies, terrorist incidents, or volatile situations
  • Ensure traffic laws and regulations are observed

All applicants must meet the following requirements.

  • Citizenship:  Must be a United States Citizen at the time of application.
  • Medical Requirements: Medical evaluation for applicants will be conducted prior to hiring. The duties of these positions require moderate to arduous physical exertion and/or duties of a hazardous nature. The following medical requirements apply to all applicants:
  1. Good near and distant vision, ability to distinguish basic colors, and ability to hear the conversational voice.   Using the individual’s best optical correction, distance vision should be at least 20/30 in one eye and 20/100 in the other, or 20/40 in one eye and 20/70 in the other.  Using the individual’s best optical correction, near vision should be correctable to 20/40 binocularly (both eyes open).
  2. Hearing:  In general, pure-tone, unaided, air conduction hearing threshold levels should not exceed 30 decibel (dB) hearing loss on average for each ear at 500, 1000, and 2000 hertz (Hz), with no single level greater than 35 dB hearing loss at these frequencies.  Thresholds should not exceed 55 dB at 4000 Hz in each ear.
  3. Applicants and employees must have the capacity to perform the essential functions of the position without risk to themselves or others.
  4. Applicants and employees must possess emotional and mental stability. In most
  5. Medical condition or impairment is disqualifying only if the condition, for good medical reason, precludes assignment to or warrants restriction from the duties of the specific position. For some positions, the loss or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid.
  6. Reasonable accommodation shall also be considered in determining an applicant's ability to perform the duties of a position. Reasonable accommodation may include but is not limited to the use of assistive devices, job modification or restructuring, provision of readers and interpreters, or adjusted work schedules.
  • Physical Fitness Test: Applicants must successfully pass an initial and annual physical fitness test consisting of a 1.5-mile run (2.41 km) in 17:30 minutes; and execute 19 pushups in 2 minutes.
  • Criminal History/Background:  Candidates who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the Lautenberg Amendment are not eligible for this position (Title 18, U.S.C., and Section 922(g)).
  • Training:  Must successfully complete basic police academy Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, United States Army Civilian Police Academy, or other Military Service Academy as determined by the Agency.
  • Security Clearance: A favorable suitability determination, as well as favorable security clearance adjudication, is required before appointment. Misconduct in prior employment; criminal or dishonest conduct, abuse of intoxicating beverages, improper use of narcotics, drugs or other controlled substances, actions that create a reasonable doubt of loyalty to the United States, and financial issues such as excessive indebtedness, recurring financial difficulties, unexplained affluence, are all examples of issues that may lead to an unfavorable suitability determination or denial of a security clearance, and which would then be cause for withholding or rescinding an offer of employment.
  •  Driver’s License: Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Other Requirements:  In accordance with DLA Instruction 4302, “Force Protection and Security Operations,” as a prospective employee as a DLA police officer, REQUIREMENTS WILL INCLUDE PASSING drug testing; possess a motor vehicle license; meet Lautenberg Amendment requirements; meet manual dexterity, vision, and hearing tests; pass an annual medical examination; pass the annual physical fitness test; pass annual weapons qualification; graduate from the Uniformed Police Training Program at the FLETC, Army Civilian Police Academy at Ft Leonard Wood, or other basic police academy as determined by the Agency; meet annual training and re-certification; must complete initial/annual CPR re-certification and first aid; able to work shifts, overtime, weekends as required; wear the DLA police uniform; maintain a high state of appearance and hygiene; and able to wear chemical protection equipment.

 DISQUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants cannot have any of the following:

  • Inability to perform essential functions of the position
  • Two or more traffic violation convictions within twelve months preceding date of application
  • Currently under indictment for any criminal offense
  • Conviction of criminal/misdemeanor or offense or any crime involving moral turpitude
  • Has ever been on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal/misdemeanor offense
  • Prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition
  • Conviction of domestic crime, misdemeanor or felony or conviction of a lesser charge which at the time of occurrence was a domestic violence crime

The DLA Police is dedicated to providing our military installations with the best possible quality of officer. We at DLA recognize that one of the most important ways to accomplish this task is through dedicated, consistent, and continual training. Our officers receive training through a variety of programs. The bulk of this training is conducted through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA, and the Army Civilian Police Academy at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

Recruit officers begin training immediately while receiving full pay and benefits.

New Officer Orientation and Training: All new officers participate in an orientation program before being assigned to full-time post and patrol duties. Officers spend the first two weeks in orientation and initial training.

This program includes familiarization with DLA, review and recognition of police rules, regulations, policies and procedures, report forms, reporting requirements, community services and interaction, use of force continuum, safe and effective use of firearms, as well as patrol function basics.

Within the first year, officers will begin 11 weeks of intensive training in the Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP) provided by the FLETC, or a 9-week course at the Army Civilian Police Academy.

Field Training and In-Service Training: After graduation from FLETC, officers will continue to develop skills through additional on-the-job training and continual “in-service” training.

DLA Police Recruitment Contacts

Location Address Contact Information Description
New Cumberland, PA

5911 14th Street New Cumberland, PA 17070 

 dla_police_pa@dla.mil DLA Police New Cumberland actively patrol a 900+ acre installation housing DLA’s Eastern Distribution Center, the largest distribution processing facility in DoD.  The patrol area of the installation includes administrative, warehouse and woodland areas.  The installation is a city within its gates including a fitness center, auto shop, day care center, golf course and a pool.  Installation patrol is conducted using cars, trucks, bicycles, Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs), and  All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs).   
Columbus, OH Security and Emergency Services, ATTN: Police 3990 E Broad St, Bldg 58, Columbus, OH 43213

COMM: 614-692-5801


DLA Security and Emergency Services at the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) provides quality services to DLA employees and tenant activities in the areas of physical security, emergency management, visitor screening, delivery inspections, and public safety with police and fire services.  The installation offers a base exchange, Morale Welfare & Recreation (MWR) with fitness center, pool, day care center, and golf course. 
Fort Belvoir, VA Andrew T. McNamara Bldg, Suite 2639, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

COMM: 571-767-0144


DLA Installation Management at Fort Belvoir provides support to the Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters Complex (HQC) by providing law enforcement services to Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), and Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) tenants including quality support services in a timely and effective manner.
San Joaquin, CA 25600 South Chrisman Rd, Bldg 100, Rm 8, Tracy, CA 95304

COMM: 209-839-5696

DSN: 426-839-5696

DLA Installation Management at San Joaquin provides installation management and services for Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin, California (DDJC) and tenant activities in the areas of facilities engineering; operations and maintenance; family and morale, welfare, and recreation; equipment operations and maintenance; and public safety.