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Assistant Director Percy Howard,
Office of Professional Responsibility

Percy L. Howard, Jr., Assistant Director for Office of Professional Responsibility

Percy Howard was appointed Assistant Director of the Office of Professional Responsibility on January 3, 2017. Mr. Howard administers the enterprise-wide oversight of structured programs designed to increase accountability, enhance stewardship, verify compliance, maintain integrity, and assist the agency’s leadership in managing missions in a collaborative, transparent manner. He provides direction to the agency’s compliance inspections, internal affairs, mission assurance inquiries, and special investigative activities, as well as coordinates the agency’s external audit liaison and vulnerability assessment efforts.

A 26-year veteran of the Secret Service, Mr. Howard began his career as a special agent assigned to the Jackson Field Office. He has risen steadily through the ranks of the agency with subsequent assignments to include Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division, Inspector of the Office of Professional Responsibility, Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office and Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge in Protective Intelligence Division.

Mr. Howard was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in July 2012. During this period of his career, he served as Special Agent in Charge of the Secret Service Training Academy, and Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of Investigations. He was subsequently appointed Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of Protective Operations.

Mr. Howard’s law enforcement career began in 1987 where he worked as a patrol officer and general crimes detective for the Harrison County Sheriff Office in Gulfport, MS. He is a native of Biloxi, Mississippi, and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Jackson State University – Jackson, MS.