The Federal Reserve System has been handed police powers, Glocks and patrol cars

The Federal Reserve, a privately owned banking cartel that controls interest rates and the money supply, has been given police powers, including Glock 22s and patrol cars. This was a story I originally saw in Alternet.Org and did a double take on. Were they talking about the real Federal Reserve, or was this some kind of joke? It turns out it’s not a joke.

“By mid morning on Monday, September 17, as Occupy Wall Street protesters marched around the perimeter of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, all signs that an FRPD (Federal Reserve Police Department) existed had disappeared.” Yes, the FRPD patrol cars and law enforcement officers had dissolved like a shot in a movie into NYPD patrol cars and officers.

Was this something being shot for a new Oliver Stone movie on Wall Street? Did Fed chief Ben Bernanke lose his helicopters, too, (the ones with which he’d drop $3 billion in hundred dollar bills on America to ease the economy) along with the FRPD cars and cops? Conceivably, as with all Federal Reserve action, the decision was made to go low key, to keep from drawing attention to still another new and expanding domestic police force that most Americans (or even just New Yorkers) did not know had appeared.

So now you know, “Quietly, without fanfare or Congressional Hearings, the USA Patriot Act [sic] in 2001 bestowed on the 12 privately owned Federal Reserve Banks, domestic policing powers.” Well, if that’s not a kick in the teeth, I’m Timothy Geithner, waiting for his star turn, now with his own FRPD police escort to get to work and back and wherever, hopefully hell.

Re section 364 of the PATRIOT Act, “Uniform Protection Authority for Federal Reserve,” reads: “Law enforcement officers designated or authorized by the Board or a reserve bank under paragraph (1) or (2) are authorized while on duty to carry firearms and make arrests without warrants for any offense against the United States committed in their presence . . . Such officers shall have access to law enforcement information that may be necessary for the protection of the property or personnel of the Board or a reserve bank.”

These include the lethal Glock 22s and police cars. How about drones, stinger missiles, gas grenades? The 40,000-man-and-women NYPD already has enough guns, ammo and military hardware to be considered an army, i.e., paramilitary force. As we speak, several weeks later, they’re getting a thousand-man special “Gang Force” to infiltrate neighborhood gangs and keep the privatized prison population up. Tomorrow morning, will I wake up to a special West Nile Disease force to exterminate mosquitoes and the bitten as we sleep? Anything is possible as of now.

Alternet states, “The police officers are technically known as FRLEO, short for Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Officer.” Gee, I would have never thought of something that clever. “The system has its own police academies for training, their own patch and badges, uniforms, pistols, rifles, police cars and the power to arrest coast to coast without a warrant.” Hey, who needs warrants? What are we, some kind of ACLU sticklers? They don’t need no filthy warrants. But they have ranks of sergeant, lieutenant, captain and a recruitment ad campaign with the slogan: “It’s about respect and recognition from your peers. It’s you.” Yo, hold it. It ain’t me or fortunately anybody I know. And I’ll be keeping it that way.

But Alternet says, “According to a former St. Louis Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Training Instructor, the officers are trained on pistol, rifle, auto-rifle, sub-gun and shotgun with manufacturers encompassing Smith & Wesson, Glock, Remington and Armalite.”

“ArmaLite,” according to Wiki, “is the name of a small arms engineering facility founded in the early 1950s, and once associated with the Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation. ArmaLite was formally incorporated as a subdivision of Fairchild on October 1, 1954. ArmaLite was responsible for small arm designs that evolved into many of the infantry weapons in service worldwide today, including the M16 military rifle and the M4 carbine. The original ArmaLite severed relations with Fairchild in 1962, and ceased all operations in the early 1980s. ArmaLite’s successor, ArmaLite, Inc. is currently located in Genesco, Illinois.” Holy moly!

What’s going on here? Is the Fed so paranoid about Occupy Wall Street and the many new people knowing the Fed was started illegally in 1913 in a private dining car full of elite bankers in a train that journeyed secretly to Jekyll’s Island in Georgia. My last article at Intrepid Report, Pitching how to make more money as the value of the dollar falls, includes a whole section on it.

According to Alternet, “The FRLEOs employed by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., are considered employees of the Federal government since the Board is a government entity.” Begging your pardon, PATRIOT Act, or whomever, what does government entity mean? The Fed Board is as I just said, is an independent consulting and investment bank cartel, manipulating the interest on, and printing our currency.

“Each of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks, as settled law under Lewis v. United States confirms, is a private corporation owned by commercial banks in its region. An email to several of the Federal Reserve Banks confirmed that they regard their FRLEOs to be privately employed by the bank.” So if their banks are owned by a private corporation how does that qualify them for their own police force? That’s more hogwash from our finagling financial industry. The rest is hogwash.

But say hey, the “San Francisco Fed ran an ad for Captain Specialist, noting that “you will be charged with gathering and disseminating law enforcement intelligence information to the District.” It also noted that the individual would need to ‘obtain and maintain top secret clearance.’ Typically, that clearance level is reserved for only the highest positions in the Federal government.”

What an incredible scam. And what it’s about is the USG’s and Fed’s fear that there is a day of financial reckoning on the way, particularly when the realization that we’re totally broke hits the fan and that our “fiat [paper] currency” hits it and gets sliced to pieces of so much papier de toilette. Followed by the Fed Bankers, like so many mini-Louis XVIs and Marie Antoinettes in the French Revolution, meet the inevitable guillotines. Of course, these banksters will try to surround themselves with their paramilitary forces, to stave off the inevitable personal catastrophes. That’s what this is about.

Yet, Alternet points out, “A recruitment ad for the Richmond Fed indicates their FRLEOs would be plugged into the nation’s criminal databases: ‘The Law Enforcement Unit has an immediate opening for a Communications Center Operator, reporting to the Center leadership team in Richmond, Virginia. The pay is $32,458—$40,573 . . . [the officer will query] ‘information from a variety of law enforcement data bases for information, wants/warrants, intelligence, driver’s license and vehicle information, etc.” The Cleveland Fed notes that the job “may include, but would not be limited to: use of deadly or non-lethal force . . .”

Aha, “but would not be limited to: use of deadly or non-lethal force.” Well, we all have got to get ready for the Fed-bugs, y’all, to step on and crush them like this latest Fed-bug infestation should be.

In fact, Alternet points out, “FRLEOs now even have their own Federal Reserve Policemen’s Benevolent Association, Local 385. The New Jersey group has a Facebook page and a website, both of which imply they are a federal agency.

The site says the group “was established to create a fraternal organization for its membership and to act on behalf of the members as a liaison between the New Jersey State [think Governor Chris Christie’s] PBA and all other police agencies within the state and the country.” The connection to New Jersey likely stems from a now deceased police officer, James Rose, from Moonachie, New Jersey, who was a FRLEO in New York and helped to establish Local 385. In addition, the Regional office of the New York Fed is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey.”

Why would you locate the Regional office of the New York Fed in East Rutherford, New Jersey? That is cruel and inhuman punishment. Or is it just a good hideout with plenty of New Jersey cops around to morph into “FRELEOs” on a moment’s notice. Perhaps the noxious fumes of the Jersey Turnpike will do them in. But for now, keep your eyes on the New York “FRELEOs” and keep your powder dry. This is shaping up like a bad day at black rock, or a lot of black rocks to throw at our fellow Americans in blue who would shoot us for a buck without batting an eye.

Jerry Mazza is a freelance writer and life-long resident of New York City. An EBook version of his book of poems “State Of Shock,” on 9/11 and its after effects is now available at and He has also written hundreds of articles on politics and government as Associate Editor of Intrepid Report (formerly Online Journal). Reach him at

8 Responses to The Federal Reserve System has been handed police powers, Glocks and patrol cars

  1. Do yuh think that the futurists within governments recognized the generational storm on the horizon (75 million lining up for social security with the cookie jar being empty.) as far back as 1982 and began to enact laws with this financial collapse in mind?

    What about you writing an article about the specific actions the government will need to take in order to control 50 million pissed off people.

    Shut down all cellphone services, not the internet.
    Curtail the sale of gasoline.
    Every Federal/State employee armed and given police powers.
    Every Walmart being a military station of goods and services.

    Stuff like that.

    I follow this topic rather closely.


  2. RE CALM:
    Well, Calm, aren’t you special. You cut and pasted a lot of information from various sources on government repression. Now, if you could only organize it into a comprehensive narrative it might be a real article. And maybe, just maybe, somebody, somewhere might pubish it for you.
    Associated Editor,

  3. The Cleveland Fed notes that the job “may include, but would not be limited to: use of “deadly or non-lethal force” . . .”

    Yikes! What else is there besides “deadly or non-lethal force”?

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  5. Oh! I was not trying to get anything published. I was simply trying to sort of pass on information on a topic. I easily recognize that I have no writing abilities. I am an avid reader, but kinda wicked at composing two sentences which make sense.

    The info which I provided was sort of a timeline of articles and commentary which I read and copy/saved on this topic since about 2002. I was not trying to get people to join my website. In fact I delete every registration daily. The only difference between how I copy/save articles is that I do it by topic as opposed to single html pages as you do here at this website or as InformationClearingHouse does. Instead of 3000 pages, I simply collected them all on a single page.

    You would admit that I’m well briefed or well read on the matter or the circumstances.

    I did mention something about maybe you could write something about how you expect the government to act or to control 50 million angry americans.

    Sort of a question …..

    If you were in charge, what would you do or expect to be done when confronted with 50 million people who once owned the American Dream but now have lost it? Poor people never owned the dream, so they have been rather docile. But those of the middle class who once enjoyed the “Dream” but have now lost it will be exceptionally angry.

    I sort of amuse myself with different scenarios …. or the steps which I think the government will need to take in order to protect the “System”. Thinking about how the U.S. will be seen to be within the next 5 years or less.

    — No-Fly list being used to prevent travel by air or highway of activists.
    — Gas supplies curtailed as well.
    — Walmart being military depots because of their large parking lots as opposed to having military placed outside each local bakery. I think we can expect local retail outlets to be swarmed with hundreds of angry people.
    — Government departments are ordering huge amounts of ammunition and thus we can expect the closure of ammunition manufacturers and sales in the future.

    I could go on and on …. but I can’t write as well as you can, thus I wondered if you could put your views forward.

    I apologize if I offended you.


  6. One other point ….

    The frequent charges against whistle blowers might be because about 30 percent of civil servants will not easily standby while government forces utiiize vicious force against fellow citizens and are more likely to expose such plans or actions in a way to leak to the press.


  7. Re: jimbo
    There is very little left besides the use of “deadly or non-lethal force”? Except burial.

  8. re: Calm’s last remarks
    You did not offend me. All of what you have shot-gunned on the page holds possibility. The fact is that we fortunately have not reached an unbearable implementation of these government schemes, even though it seems like domestic government agencies are being armed in one way or another since the military has its hands full. It may be just a matter of time till they start implimenting the schemes, or it may be just their agit-prop machine trying to keep us frightened. To a certain extent we have to ride the tide and keep our powder dry. Keep your eyes open and do what you’re doing, collecting information. That’s a very worthwhile effort.