The United States Secret Service (USSS) is mandated by Congress to carry out two distinct and significant missions: protection and criminal investigation. The Secret Service is responsible for protecting the President, the Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated individuals. The USSS investigates threats against these individuals, and protects the White House and other government buildings in Washington, D.C. The Secret Service enforces laws relating to counterfeiting and investigates financial crimes.
Special agents develop and implement innovative strategies to mitigate threats to our nation’s leaders. Throughout your career, you may experience frequent travel and assignments to Secret Service offices located throughout the United States or liaison assignments in foreign countries.