Federal Law Enforcement

United States flag

A federal law enforcement agency is an organizational unit, or sub-unit of the federal government with the principle functions of prevention, detection, and investigation of crime and the apprehension of subjects who have violated Federal law.

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Justice logo

The Department of Justice mission is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Department of Justice Agencies

U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. Department of the Interior logo

The U.S. Department of the Interior protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future.

Jobs at U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Homeland Security logo

The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, but our goal is clear – keeping America safe.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Careers

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Department of the Treasury

U.S. Department of the Treasury logo

Treasury promotes economic growth through policies to support job creation, investment, and economic stability. Treasury also oversees the production of coins and currency, the disbursement of payments to the public, revenue collection, and the funds to run the federal government.

U.S. Department of the Treasury Careers

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State logo

Mission is to advance freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community by helping to build and sustain a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and act responsibly within the international system.

U.S. Department of State Careers

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Agriculture logo

We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Careers

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce logo

The Commerce Department’s mission is to help make American businesses more innovative at home and more competitive abroad.

Comprised of 12 different agencies responsible for everything from weather forecasts to patent protection, the Commerce Department touches the lives of Americans every day.

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The mission of the Department of Health and Human Services is to help provide the building blocks that Americans need to live healthy, successful lives.  We fulfill that mission every day by providing millions of children, families, and seniors with access to high-quality health care, by helping people find jobs and parents find affordable child care, by keeping the food on Americans’ shelves safe and infectious diseases at bay, and by pushing the boundaries of how we diagnose and treat disease.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. HHS is headed by the Secretary who is the chief managing officer for our family of agencies, including 11 operating divisions, 10 regional offices, as well as the Office of the Secretary.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Careers

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Various Federal Law Enforcement Departments