United States Secret Service

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Group.png United States Secret Service   WebsiteRdf-icon.png
Abbreviation USSS
Formation July 5, 1865
Type intelligence agency
Headquarters Washington DC
Leader Director of the United States Secret Service

Incumbent: Randolph Alles
Since 25 April 2017
Subgroups • Canine Explosives Detection Unit
• Countersniper Support Unit
• Electronic Crimes Task Forces
• Electronic Crimes Working Groups
• Emergency Response Team
• Magnetometer Support Unit
• Uniformed Division
Staff 6,750
A US secret service focusing primarily on financial fraud and protecting key individuals such as politicians.

Originally a department of the US Treasury, the Secret Service was originally formed to suppress counterfeit currency, though its mission has gradually evolved over the years. Their first mission to protect a US President was President Cleveland in 1894[1]

Official Narrative

The dual mission of the United States Secret Service is "to safeguard the nation's financial infrastructure and payment systems to preserve the integrity of the economy, and to protect national leaders, visiting heads of state and government, designated sites and National Special Security Events".[2]

Assassination of JFK

Full article: John F. Kennedy/Assassination

There is considerable evidence of an organised Secret Service stand down for the JFK Assassination. At that time it was under the directorship of James Joseph Rowley, who was subject to no disciplinary action and allowed to stay in office for another decade.


The New York City Field office occupied floors 9 & 10 of 7 World Trade Center.[3] After the USA Patriot Act was signed into law by George W. Bush, which mandated the U.S. Secret Service to establish a nationwide network of Electronic Crimes Task Forces (ECTFs) to investigate and prevent attacks on financial and critical infrastructures in the United States.

Need for reform

Since 2002, the Secret Service has been part of the Department of Homeland Security, which agents say has resulted in the bureaucratic infighting, political meddling and inefficiency that characterizes DHS. Bryson Hull wites that "the Secret Service has needed real changes for more than a half-century. It rewarded one director who oversaw the ultimate failure of the agency’s mission: protecting the president’s life. And it has sent others who oversaw egregious episodes of ineptitude into comfortable retirements."[4]


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