The United States Secret Service is a federal law enforcement agency with headquarters in Washington, D.C.On March 1, 2003, the Secret Service was transferred from the Department of the Treasury to the Department of Homeland Security.The Secret Service is for the physical protection to the nation’s highest elected leaders and other government officials. In 1865, the Secret Service was created to investigate and prevent counterfeiting.
National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) works under the secret service, is to provide guidance on threat assessment and training, both within the Secret Service and to its law enforcement, public safety, and academic partners. Through the Presidential Threat Protection Act of 2000, Congress formally authorized NTAC to provide assistance in the following areas:
Research threat assessment and various types of targeted violence.
Provide training on threat assessment and targeted violence to law enforcement officials, school personnel, and others with protective and public safety responsibilities.
Consult on complex threat assessment cases or programs.
Promote the standardization of federal, state, and local threat assessment and investigations.
Facilitate information-sharing among agencies with protective and/or public safety responsibilities.
States Secret Service protects the following person/s
- The President of the United States
- The Vice President of the United States
- The President’s and Vice President’s immediate families
- Former Presidents, their spouses and their minor children under the age of 16
- Foreign heads of state and their spouses visiting the United States
- Major presidential and vice presidential candidates and their spouses
- Events designated as National Special Security Events by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
President Donald Trump appointed Randolph D. “Tex” Alles as the 25th Director of the United States Secret Service on April 25, 2017.