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History

The U.S. Secret Service has grown from a small bureau staffed by a few operatives in 1865, to a law enforcement organization of nearly 7,000 employees worldwide. Today, the U.S. Secret Service fights crime on a global scale through its field offices located in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. The agency works closely with local, state and federal law enforcement organizations. These entities are valued partners of the Secret Service, and they are integral to the agency’s investigative and protective endeavors.


President Theodore Roosevelt being protected by a Secret Service agent

150 Years of our History

The United States Secret Service is one of the oldest federal law enforcement agencies in the country and ranks among the most elite in the world.

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An old Secret Service badge

The Evolution of our Badges

A badge instills extreme pride to its owner and re-affirms the commitment of Secret Service personnel in fulfilling the duties and responsibilities in which we are entrusted to perform.

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An old presidential limousine

A Chronicle of Carriages

The image of the presidential motorcade is one of the most commonly recognizable symbols of Secret Service protection.

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Five Secret Service members in uniform holding the Secret Service flags and the American flag

Wall of Honor

Honoring Secret Service employees who were killed in the line of duty.

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