Law Enforcement Chief

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Memphis, TN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023


Federal Reserve Bank of St. LouisWe are looking for a Law Enforcement (LE) Chief to be based in Memphis, TN. Reporting to the Vice President/Director of Law Enforcement, you will be experienced in law enforcement practices, operations management, people management, and performance management. Primary responsibilities are to influence operational and administrative processes, oversee staff performance, and pursuing department programs resulting in a safe work environment for Federal Reserve employees, contractors, vendors, and visitors.

You also will help develop strategic plans, ensure departments are compliant with corresponding policies, procedures, and standards, maintain knowledge of important infrastructure and corporate security best practices, and competencies aligned with the Bank’s core values. As Chief, you will manage our daily operations and resources to provide a safe environment and to protect Bank operations and assets; and will work very close with the two LE Chiefs in the St. Louis office.


  • Oversee assessment and mitigation of security risks and the development of an organized and safe LEU operations; hold self and staff accountable for outcomes. Ensure established procedures are followed and that all LEU security and life safety systems and equipment are operating as intended.
  • Work with other members of management, including Senior Management, to resolve escalated issues.
  • Perform personnel management responsibilities such as hiring, employee relations matters, compensation decisions, and prepare meaningful development plans and performance reviews.
  • Lead staff development programs to develop future leaders through talent and skills development, assignments, and monitoring. Motivate and coach staff to meet operational and succession goals.
  • Establish and pursue department goals to support the Bank’s strategic plans; ensure law enforcement staff understand, on, and executes short- and longer-range plans.
  • Adapt departmental strategies to address resource and operational challenges.
  • Foster an atmosphere of integrity, mutual respect and trust between management and staff.
  • Contribute to the performance of the full range of LEU/Protection functions such as inspections, audits, identification of vulnerabilities, assessment of risks, and recommendations.
  • Assume incident command during emergencies and critical incidents; in the absence of the Director, work directly with senior Bank executives to provide guidance and make important decisions. Direct and monitor emergency response, operational plans and other related activities.
  • Participate in the evaluation and acquisition of new equipment and techniques; coordinate the installation or replacement of security equipment.
  • Partner with local, state, and federal law enforcement according to LEU/Bank goals.
  • Plan and participate in Executive Protection details and special event security operations.
  • Serve on Bank and Federal Reserve System teams, workgroups, or subcommittees.


  • Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, or similar fields of study or commensurate experience.
  • 10 years’ experience in law enforcement with 7+ years of professional upper level leadership experience, which includes people, operations management, and progressive general management experience. Experience is Law Enforcement, relevant Federal Reserve experience, or in a related field.
  • Valid driver's license and must not be prohibited from being licensed or driving in any U.S. state.
  • Experience in Federal, State, Municipal or Military law enforcement background helpful.
  • Expertise communicating and building support for ideas and achieving results.
  • Can evaluate the costs, risks, and benefits associated with alternative actions before making decisions.
  • Will meet qualification standards of a Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Officer (FRLEO) within six months of employment; must maintain FRLEO designation.
  • Strategic vision and accomplished organizational skills.
  • Able to maintain minimum of a National Security Secret level clearance within expected timeframe established by the Federal Reserve.
  • Travel (10%).
  • The position requires Secret clearance and additional screening due to the information accessed while performing the job. These additional screenings would be initiated at the time of offer acceptance. Employment can begin before the full screenings are completed; however, continued employment is contingent on acceptable screening results. You must undergo an enhanced background check and comply with all applicable information handling rules.

Total Rewards

Bring your passion and expertise, and we'll provide the opportunities to challenge you and propel your growth—along with many benefits and perks that support your health, wealth, and life.

In addition to a great compensation package, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that all brought together in a flexible work location where you can find balance:

  • Paid time off

  • Flexible on-site work arrangements

  • Tuition & Training assistance/reimbursement

  • 401(k) match & Annuity/Pension fund

  • Top-notch health care benefits

  • Child and family care leave

  • Professional development opportunities

  • And more...

Ranked as the #2 Top Workplace in the St. Louis Region in 2020, the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is committed to building an inclusive workplace, where employees' diversity—in age, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, and cultural traditions, religion, life experiences, education and socioeconomic backgrounds—are recognized as a strength. Learn more about the Bank and its culture; check out our Careers Site.

The Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


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First (United States of America)

The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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