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Originally posted by ChrisF231
FPS officers are really just security guards with guns and arrest powers, nothing more. The agency was created in 1790 to protect federal buildings and property. The vast majority of uniformed federal agencies are really just glorified security guards.
The Russian FSB is the modern day KGB .. they also perform security police functions (ex. the Kremlin Guard Regiment) and act as the Russian Border Guard.
[edit on 24-4-2009 by ChrisF231]