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Federal Protective Service (U.S.)

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[Federal Protective Service flag] image by Randy Young, 1 August 2016

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An image of the flag was seen at (no longer available). The FPS used to be under the General Services Administration, but is now under the Department of Homeland Security. It provides police services to Federal buildings around the country.
Dave Fowler, 11 January 2006

Sometimes, law enforcement units that are not called "police" will use the word on their uniforms, cars, patches, and so on, because people may not recognize, say "FPS" as quickly. So I understand why it's on their patch. But why is the patch then transferred- complete with the word "Police"- to the flag? Is "Police" part of the name of one unit?
Nathan Lamm
, 11 January 2006

The FPS Police is one of the three operational units in FPS.
Phil Nelson, 11 January 2006

FPS has a different shoulder patch now, increasing the odds that this flag is obsolete:

Some images of the current FPS flag:
Dave Fowler, 31 July 2016

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[Federal Protective Service flag] image by Randy Young, 31 July 2016