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What does the Secret Service do?

The United States Secret Service ( USSS ) is a federal lawenforcement agency under the U.S. Department ofHomeland Security . Until 2003, the Service was part of the U.S. Departmentof the Treasury . . The U.S. Secret Service has two distinct areas ofresponsibility: . Financial Crimes, covering (MORE)

Who does the secret service protect?

The President of the United States . The First Lady of the United States . The Vice President of the United States . The Second Lady of the United States . Foreign Heads of State . Former Presidents of the United States

When did the US create the Secret Service?

It came into being on 5 July 1865 in an effort to protect US currency from counterfitting. It did not have a Presidential protection role until 1894, and that was on a part time basis. After the assassination of President McKinley they began the Presidential protection on a full time basis, in 1961 (MORE)

How long does a former president have secret service protection?

In 1965, Congress authorized the Secret Service (Public Law 89-186) to protect a former president and his/her spouse during their lifetime, unless they decline protection. In 1997, Congress enacted legislation (Public Law 103-329) that limits Secret Service protection for former presidents to 10 yea (MORE)

How long do ex-presidents get secret service protection?

In 1965, Congress authorized the Secret Service (Public Law 89-186) to protect a former president and their spouse during their lifetime, unless they decline protection. In 1997, Congress enacted legislation (Public Law 103-329) that limits Secret Service protection for former presidents to 10 years (MORE)

Which would be more pressure on the Secret Service - protecting a president-elect or protecting him once he is in office?

Tough question. On the one hand, a new subject has not usually had experience working with the Protective Detail, and as such may commit security SNAFU's accidentally. On the other hand, the President Elect's daily routine is less formalized and is undergoing change at the time of the transition, so (MORE)

How do you get in the secret service?

The U.S. Secret Service hiring requirements are listed on USAJOBS. Generally one needs a bachelors degree. Experience in security work is generally not required as well as police experience. You DO NOT need someone with "influence" or "pull", that is ridiculous. NO ONE gets "recommended" for a " (MORE)

Do governors have secret service protection?

Governors do not receive protection from the United States Secret Service. Most, if not all governors receive protection from their respective states. For example, Georgia State Patrol protects the Governor of Georgia and the Texas Ranger Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety protec (MORE)

Does the secretary of state get secret service protection?

No, the Secretary of State is protected by the Diplomatic SecurityService. It is the federal law enforcement arm of the United StatesDepartment of State. The DS protects the Secretary of State and anyforeign dignatiries below the head of state level (including, forexample, the British royal family m (MORE)

How long does Nancy Reagan get secret service protection?

Nancy Reagan receives Secret Service protection for the rest of her life. From Wikipedia: In 1965, Congress authorized the Secret Service (Public Law 89-186) [15] to protect a former president and his spouse during their lifetime, unless they decline protection. In 1997, Congress enacted legisla (MORE)

Is the Secret Service required to protect all former Presidents?

In 1965, Congress authorized the Secret Service (Public Law 89-186) to protect a former president and his/her spouse during their lifetime, unless they decline protection. In 1997, Congress enacted legislation (Public Law 103-329) that limits Secret Service protection for former presidents to 10 yea (MORE)

Do ex governors have secret service protection?

Daam! ! ! Bill S. I had to answer this,the probably have protection for Life.Didn't ehy change a new Bill for the President,it use to be for Lofe now its ten years unless some other plan extends the orginal.

Why is the Secret Service secret?

So they could protect the president. They are supposed to keep the code names of the president and his family secret. This way, possible assassins are not given additional information.

How do secret service agents dress?

they dress appropriately for whatever situation they will be in. For example they dress in suits at formal events but may be dressed in more casual clothes at casual events, such as when the president goes on vacation.

Who protects the secret service agent who protect the president?

The sole purpose of the Secret Service agents are to protect the president. Whoever protects them is irrelevant and quite frankly not needed. People don't plan assassination to kill Secret Service agents, because of how quick people can act. With only 1 (maybe 2) shot, you need to kill the most impo (MORE)

Where was the secret service when Lincoln was shot?

The "Secret Service Division" of the Department of the Treasury had been proposed by Lincoln in 1865. The legislation authorizing the creation of the agency had been passed by Congress and was on Lincoln's desk, awaiting his signature, on the night that he was assassinated. However coincidental tha (MORE)

How is the life of a secret service agent?

Boring for me- though you do get introduced to a list of 'missions' which are like episodes of a spy/detective game. And the secret base looks better than any other place on club penguin.

Does George W. Bush have US Secret Service protection?

George W. Bush currently has U.S. Secret Service protection and will until 2018. Ex-presidents currently receive the protection for 10 years after their tenure as President. That law went into effect in 1997, making Bill Clinton the last president that will receive Secret Service protection for (MORE)

Are secret service members civilian?

Yes - In the sense that ALL non-military law enforcement personnel are civilians, the Secret Service is a branch f the Treasury Department, they are not part of the military. Added for clafification: Members of the law enforcement community will, among themselves, oftentimes make reference to " (MORE)

Can the secret service kill?

To protect the life of the person in their charge, or their own life: Absolutely yes, no question. But they are no different than municipal police officers anywhere in that regard.

How long is training to be a secret service agent to protect the president of the US?

Secret Service agents go through rigorous training to perform their job effectively. All agents must go through about 7 months worth of training when they are initially hired. Once an agent has gone through the initial training, if they want to be on a protection detail, they must work in a field of (MORE)

How can you get into the secrete service?

Applicants should have either a four-year college degree or a combination of education and criminal investigative experience, be in good physical condition, and have a record that is clear of criminal behavior. Lots of people apply to become Secret Service agents, so the process is very competitive. (MORE)

Is President Obama trying to change the amount of years he will get secret service protection after he leaves office from 10 years to 20 years?

Actually, the person to benefit from the change is President George W. Bush. Until President Obama changed the rules in early January 2013, former presidents who served after 1997 lost secret service protection after only ten years. Mr. Obama, citing security concerns in our more dangerous world, an (MORE)