The Secret Service Division was created on july 5, 1865 in
Washington D.C. It originally was created to stop counterfeit currency.
Shortly after the secret service responsibilities where broadened including
frauds against the government in 1883 secret service was officially
recongnized as a distinct organization. It wasnt until 1894 that the
secret service began to protect the President part time. After the assasination
of president William Mckindley Secret Service had full time responsibility for
protection of the president and white house detail.
Congress authorized perminent protection of the president and the elect.
In 1922 the White House police force was created at request of President
Harding. Not too long after it was placed under supervision of the
Secret Service. A couple years pass congress inacts many more public laws
like protection of Vice President and elect. Major presidential candidates and
nominees, presidents widows until death and children until age of 16 were
now under S.S. protection. In1971 Secret Service authorized protection for
visiting heads of foreign states or governments. As many years pass the S.S.
responsibilities kept growing and in 1990 received jurisdiction to conduct any
kind of investigation civil or criminal related federally.
Being a top law enforcement organization in the world. Secret Service
Special Agents carry out assignments that include investigation as well as
protection. They must be availabe to be assigned to duty stations around the
world. Another organization in secret service is a uniformed
division ( White House Police Force). These uniformed division officers carry
out their protected jobs through a network, foot, bicycle, and motored patrols.