Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Career path for Uniformed Division

Career Path

Protect and Secure the White House in Our Specialized Units

The primary mission of the Uniformed Division is to secure the White House complex. Upon completion of their training, officers may be selected to participate in one of several specialized units including:

  • Canine (K-9) unit performs security sweeps and responds to bomb threats and suspicious packages. Read more
  • Emergency Response Team provides a coordinated tactical response for the White House and other protected facilities. Read more
  • Counter Sniper Team utilizes observation, sighting equipment and high-performance weapons to provide a secure environment for protectees. Read more
  • Motorcade Support Unit officers provide motorcycle tactical support for official movements of motorcades.
  • Crime Scene Search Unit photographs, collects and processes physical and latent evidence.
  • Office of Training officers serve as firearms and classroom instructors.
  • Special Operations Section handles special duties and functions at the White House complex, including conducting tours. Read more
  • Outreach Branch coordinates the recruitment of special agents, Uniformed Division officers, technical law enforcement, administrative, professional and technical (APT) personnel.