As a follow up to the pic of the checkpoint at the New York Federal Reserve, here is what USPolice.com says about the Federal Reseve police:
It is a little known fact that the United States Federal Reserve Police was formed in 2001. Many believe that the agency has been around for a much longer period of time.
There are 37 stations within 12 regional districts. Each United States Federal Reserve Police office is an independent unit, although they are governed out of the headquarters in Washington, D.C. In addition to federal authority, officers within many of the units have city or state authority as well.
The main responsibility of a United States Federal Reserve Police officer is to protect Federal Reserve facilities within their district. Officers are also trained to respond to fire, medical, and police related incidents in or around Federal Reserve grounds.
Just like the majority of uniformed officers, those within the United States Federal Reserve Police are certified to carry firearms, batons, pepper spray and other standard equipment.
Upon being hired, each officer must complete training at a district Federal Reserve Police Academy. Along with this, they must also be sworn in as a United States Federal Reserve Police officer.
At this time, there are more than 1,000 sworn members of the United States Federal Reserve Police force