The product of that effort, a two-hour special entitled "United States Secret Service: On the Front Line," airs Oct. 14, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. EST on the National Geographic Channel and promises to be both entertaining and informative.
While many Americans are familiar with the Secret Service's role in protecting the President of the United States, most will never see the significant amount of effort, planning, and detail that goes into keeping the leader of the free world out of harm’s way. The Secret Service, with the help of National Geographic, will give the public an insider’s look into the challenging work of protecting the president and his family – as well as the absolute professionalism, uncompromising excellence, and dedication that is the hallmark of those who make up our truly elite law enforcement agency.
"Viewers will have an opportunity to peer inside our zero-fail mission," said Director of the Secret Service Randolph D. Alles. "While we have ensured nothing was revealed that will compromise our mission, we have shared enough to educate the viewing audience, who will undoubtedly recognize the hard work and dedication of the men and women of the U.S. Secret Service.”
As part of the story, National Geographic embeds with special agents, uniformed division officers, and protective intelligence analysts within the Presidential Protective Division, the Protective Intelligence Division, the Dignitary Protective Division, and the Special Operations Division.
Viewers will witness the detailed security planning for presidential visits to North Dakota and the Philippines. They will get a view of an event through the eyes of a counter-sniper, watch as explosive detection canine teams conduct sweeps, and learn how protective threat investigations have changed due to the Internet and social media.
To view a promotional clip of the special click here.
-- United States Secret Service