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About Us

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We have an integrated mission of protection and financial investigations to ensure the safety and security of our protectees, key locations, and events of national significance.  We also protect the integrity of our currency, and investigate crimes against the U.S. financial system committed by criminals around the world and in cyberspace.

 
  • Strategic Plan FY 2018-FY 2022

    U.S. Secret Service Strategic Plan
    This five-year plan serves as a roadmap for the U.S. Secret Service.
  • Annual Reports

    Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report
    Learn more about the U.S. Secret Service's mission, achievements and focus during each fiscal year.
 
Our vision is to uphold the tradition of excellence in our protective and investigative missions through a dedicated, highly trained, and diverse workforce that promotes professionalism, and employs advanced technologies in support of our programs and activities.

Our Vision

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We will be world-class in protection and financial crimes investigations, including in cyberspace, through developing strong leaders, employing cutting edge tools, delivering elite law enforcement training, and empowering our workforce.

 

Our Law Enforcement Authority

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Our law enforcement authority and responsibilities are coded in U.S. criminal code Title 18 U.S.C. 3056 -- Powers, authorities, and duties of United States Secret Service.

Our law enforcement authorities and responsibilities are coded in Title 18 USC 3056.
 
The Secret Service never works alone. We accomplish our full mission through robust partnerships with other law enforcement agencies and the private sector.

Partnerships

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The Secret Service never works alone. We accomplish our full mission through robust partnerships with local, state, federal and international law enforcement agencies and the private sector.

 

Our Highly-Skilled Workforce


Interested in joining our team? Learn more by visiting our Careers section.

 

Special agents focus on protecting top U.S. and visiting foreign officials, and investigating financial crimes.

 

Our Uniformed Division officers' mission is to protect facilities and venues secured for U.S. Secret Service protectees.

 

The Technical Law Enforcement  job family supports our special agents and Uniformed Division officers in their duties. 

 

Our civil service professionals, from a wide variety of disciplines, support the overall protective and investigative missions.

 
United States Secret Service

Leadership

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Learn more about the men and women who lead us in our contribution to the Department of Homeland Security’s common mission of protecting the American people from harm.

History

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The Secret Service was established in 1865 as a bureau in the Treasury Department to suppress widespread counterfeiting.

Learn more about Secret Service history.