EPA spends $75 Million Building Militarized Police Force: Over 70 Federal Agencies now Armed

In 2012, I warned about the Department of Homeland Security’s attempt to build their own private military force designed to fight “Eco-terrorists” – yes, Eco-terrorists – now the Environmental Protection Agency is getting in on the action, spending around $75 million a year to train and arm their own militarized force of agents.

Green Police Force

According to the Washington Times, the agency is spending millions of dollars to build a small militarized force of around 200 agents. These agents are charged with fighting environmental crimes and have been equipped with some of the most cutting edge military equipment available.

Among their cache of weapons and military gear include semi-automatic rifles, guns, body armor, camouflage equipment, unmanned drones and aircraft, amphibious assault ships, radar and night-vision gear, and other military-style weaponry and surveillance equipment.

Over 70 Federal Agencies now have Armed Police Forces

While the politicians in Washington work to disarm the American public, they are arming themselves at a record levels. We now have 73 federal agencies that employ armed personnel, with 24 of those agencies employing more than 25o full-time armed officers with arrest authority.

Federal agencies with more than 250 full-time personnel with arrest and firearm authority:

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • Veterans Health Administration
  • Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • U.S. Postal Inspection Service
  • U.S. Capitol Police
  • National Park Service – Rangers
  • Bureau of Diplomatic Security
  • Pentagon Force Protection Agency
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • National Park Service – U.S. Park Police
  • National Nuclear Security Administration
  • U.S. Mint Police
  • Amtrak Police
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Bureau of Land Management

Federal agencies with fewer than 250 full-time personnel with arrest and firearm authority

  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Bureau of Industry and Security
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Library of Congress
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Government Printing Office
  • National Institute of Standards & Technology
  • Smithsonian National Zoological Park
  • Bureau of Reclamation

Offices of inspectors general employing full-time personnel with arrest and firearm authority

  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of the Treasury, Tax Administration
  • Social Security Administration
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Education
  • General Services Administration
  • Department of the Interior
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Department of Energy
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Small Business Administration
  • Department of State
  • Office of Personnel Management
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Railroad Retirement Board
  • Agency for International Development
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • National Science Foundation
  • National Archives and Records Administration
  • Government Printing Office
  • Library of Congress

The Federalization of State and Local Police Forces

Militarized police forces

But it’s not just federal agencies that are being militarized. As I’ve been pointing out for years now, police stations around the country are being militarized and taken over by the federal government.

From small rural police forces being given battlefield equipment, to the Department of Homeland Security using terrorism grants to take over local police forces, we are seeing more of our nation’s police turning into an extended arm of the federal government.

Earlier this year, President Obama created a group called the Task Force on 21st Century Policing. This group formulated a plan to establish National Policing Practices that would be overseen by the Department of Homeland Security. By framing it as a race issue, and using the riots in Ferguson to push it down the American public’s throats, it seems President Obama is on his way to getting that Civilian National Security Force that he so famously said he wanted while campaigning to be President.

14 Comments

  1. Taxdn2poverty
    October 13, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Look at reality: When we have almost 15 years of illegal, immoral, disgusting wars that dump hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Veterans on the streets that simply refuse to rejoin society and get a civilian job, then what is one to do? Well, you guessed it, create countless Federal Agencies that need killers to keep the taxpayers under their thumb, and walla walla hire the Veterans and it all fits hand in glove. That big comfortable Federal paycheck with benefits and retirement fits well with the welfare ptsd mentality. What an absolute horrible mess!

    • ssgtnelson
      October 14, 2015 at 1:40 am

      How many of these guys are Vets? Do you know? Or are you just talking out of your a$s?

      • Taxdn2poverty
        October 15, 2015 at 3:34 am

        Most of them are vets. Who do you think they hire: Farmers, ranchers, school teachers, flower shop owners! Not hardly. First, the vets have Military Service and those years count towards Federal Service Retirement, which is really all any of them want. Look at the nation’s State Troopers, Federal Agents, and Local Law Enforcement. Most of them have military service. I don’t understand why the American people cannot grasp the fact that the very people we glorify are the ones that will march us into the FEMA camps. I just don’t get it. thanks for your time.

  2. JAS
    October 13, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    It has nothing to do with where they work today. These people are being armed and trained to the the gestapo of the future. They will be doing the governments dirty work when it hits the fan.

  3. ssgtjnelson
    October 14, 2015 at 1:39 am

    I’m confused what kinds of crimes against the environment require an armed military to deal with? A guy allowing some oil to spill into the gutter? Someone who uses a wood log to heat his cabin? Seriously, what do they need these guys for?

    • Carl
      October 14, 2015 at 7:30 am

      Hi ssgt…………the crimes will be made up just like when the LE deputies come to my place to investigate why I called the sheriff’s dept to complain about loud boom boom music, vehicles with very loud or no mufflers at all, 4 wheelers on the public hwy, and 4 wheelers racing in front of my property. The deputies treat me as if I am the criminal. Things will soon be just like what I described all over this country. Then there will be a reason for these guys.

    • Taxdn2poverty
      October 15, 2015 at 3:34 am

      Most of them are vets. Who do you think they hire: Farmers, ranchers, school teachers, flower shop owners! Not hardly. First, the vets have Military Service and those years count towards Federal Service Retirement, which is really all any of them want. Look at the nation’s State Troopers, Federal Agents, and Local Law Enforcement. Most of them have military service. I don’t understand why the American people cannot grasp the fact that the very people we glorify are the ones that will march us into the FEMA camps. I just don’t get it. thanks for your time.

    • Taxdn2poverty
      October 15, 2015 at 3:37 am

      @SSGTJNELSON: They need them to kill you and I. That is all this is about, nothing more and nothing less.

  4. mrchrisgdotcom
    October 14, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    When all heck breaks loose, target them first an take their equipment!

    • Taxdn2poverty
      October 15, 2015 at 3:37 am

      @SSGTJNELSON: They need them to kill you and I. That is all this is about, nothing more and nothing less.

  5. Moman
    October 15, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Anyone been watching ww2 documentaries on nazi Germany’s and seeing startling similarities??

    The intake of Syrian refugees, the release of criminals with violent pasts, then used as Patsy’s to further restrict the rest of us, the militarization of multiple government agencies, which will all be one force in the near future, the indoctrination of our youth through schools teaching them what the government currently wants them to think, like with the ethics of looting at Yale, the rising up of the negro race as the “supreme” race similar to the Aryan crap of Hitler with his leibensborn . With dhs as the current modern nazi SS. They can have my guns.. Barrel first and not before the ammo.

    • Taxdn2poverty
      October 15, 2015 at 10:09 am

      @Moman: Well said, well said indeed!

  6. B from CA
    October 17, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Why are Americans the target? Why are Americans being stigmatized as terrorists even though they are innocent and peaceful?

    I recently learned that there are thousands of laboratories creating deadly viruses and deadly bacteria that can kill humans and various animals. There is a lab being planned to be built in Kansas, right in the middle of where our food and beef industry is located.

    We went to Afganistan, I mean Iraq, to find weapons of mass destruction. We should have been looking closer to home.

    Have you been to a Hospital lately? When you register they ask you if you have been exposed to Ebola, if you have been to Africa, if you have a fever or have had a fever. Could this be a psychological preparation for the medical staff. When they see infected Americans will they think this came from a bio-lab in the U.S., or will they think it came from Africa? What do you think?

    Recently I read that Isreal controls the Middle East, and the United States, and that the leadership is racist against all who are not of their own race. That this racism is so extreme that they want to kill everyone and inslave the few who survive.

    This sounds to ludicrous to take seriously until you consider the atrocities of Germany and Russia. Are we just about to become the next victims of genocide? Maybe that Army they are creating should turn on the real terrorists. If they don’t, they and their children will die as soon as the rest of us are no longer around. Look at the historical record. That is what happens when you have sociopaths in leadership. Unfortunately because of the advances in germwarfare it is not a simple problem to resolve.

    If there is a God, I hope He stops the insanity. But I am afraid that the spilling of the bowl of disease is going to be the work of man, not God.

  7. BODACIOUS
    October 19, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    R.I.P. SAMMY!!! MAN OH MAN YOU GUYS DOWN IN THE GOOD OLD U S OF A ARE POOCHED .STICK A FORK IN HER BABY .CAUSE YOUR DONE…IT IS JUST AMAZING HOW MUCH HATE THEIR IS BETWEEN EVERY ONE….

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