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Federal Air Marshal Service and Law Enforcement

Federal Air Marshal trainingThe Federal Air Marshal Service detects, deters and defeats hostile acts against aviation. Federal Air Marshals are armed federal law enforcement officers deployed on passenger flights worldwide to protect airline passengers and crew against the risk of criminal and terrorist violence. Federal Air Marshals perform investigative work and participate in multi-agency task forces and in land-based investigative assignments to proactively fight terrorism. The Federal Air Marshal Service promotes public confidence in the safety of the nation’s aviation system.

The hiring process requires successful completion of a written application, panel interview, psychological assessment, medical examination, polygraph, physical training assessment and complete background investigation before a final hiring decision is made.