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Marco Meneses

Redmond, WA

#1 Sep 19, 2006
I would like to know if the agents of the SEcret Service do really have a dress code and what is it.

Every body talks about black clothes, white shirts, shiny shoes, is it correct?

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darbtsop

Boise, ID

#2 Sep 19, 2006
There is a dress code - depending on the assignment. Remember the usss has a broad scope of quite different jobs including presidential protection, policing buildings like the exec office bldgs in dc, of course the wh and quite a few embassies -- not to mention, national event venus (most recently the superbowls and the winter olympics in slc -- and their very original responsibilities covering counterfeiting and more recently, all sorts of electronic and internet crime.

Obviously, they'll dress "to code" based on the assignment and the daily situation.

Your question is probably about the folks protecting the pres, vp, spkr of the house, key cab members, pres/vp candidates and past pres/families.

So, if a usss agent is protecting george w or his wife, they will "dress to code," which is always changing based on venue and venue/assignment. For instance, the guys and gals you see working the rope with the pres as he presses the flesh (shaking hands in a crowd), they will dress like george w dresses if they are formally, visibly protecting him close-in. That dress is typically a dark suite and light shirt. These suits are made to order with special specs to account for the particular weapons and equipment the agent is carrying. Some suits are made to totally conceal these accruitiments, some suits are made to conceal the weapons but make their outline apparent. Again, it is all contigency and application based. At this same rope line there will be other agents woring close or not-so-close to the pres who are not wearing suits, but instead are wearing attire that melts into the crowd. These folks will wear whatever works to conceal themselves in a crowd or particular area. Still others will be in the vicinity wearing a false identity such as a police uniform, taxi cab shirt and hat sitting in a taxi, garbage truck driber and so on. Most of these "dress to code" situations are for folks either visible or "invisible" but working in some fomral proximity to the pres. Other agents will be in stand-off locations and will be dressed for the mission. For example, members of the usss cat teams will usually wearing black "ninja" outfits and sen riding black suv's in motorcades or around the exit routes next to the pres when he's working the rope. Then there's the canine folks wearing "canine" garb, copter and af1 folks wearing either military or support outfits, and wh police wearing police uniforms -- yes, more and more a contigent of wh police go with the pres to handle public "turnstile" areas near the pres like a ballgame park entrance if he is watching the game or throwing-out the ball, etc.

So, hope this helped answer your questions.

Potus is well-protected and that's good for our democracy and the world.

ciao, ciao.
Sean Fontneau

Broad Brook, CT

#3 Oct 1, 2006
Yes their is a dress code for the uniformed division and Captial Secret Service Police. But for the Special Agence of the Presidents personal Staff all they wear is black clothes with the US presidencial seal w/ A SS Badge and SS Federal Pins. Te Financial Crimes Divition has no dress code.
Mike Pochatek

Cleveland, OH

#4 Oct 15, 2006
What are some typical first assignment for uniformed officers upon completion of training?
Joe

Charlotte, NC

#5 Nov 30, 2006
ALL Uniformed Division Officers are assigned to Washington DC. With very few exceptions, they are assigned to the White House after training.
Joe

Charlotte, NC

#6 Nov 30, 2006
"Yes their is a dress code for the uniformed division and Captial Secret Service Police. But for the Special Agence of the Presidents personal Staff all they wear is black clothes with the US presidencial seal w/ A SS Badge and SS Federal Pins. Te Financial Crimes Divition has no dress code."

?????????? What?????
RET US Govt

Herndon, VA

#7 Dec 12, 2006
It's the US Capitol Police, they have nothing to do with the President or the functions and dress code that does "Not Exist" it's "professional business Attire"
Joe wrote:
"Yes their is a dress code for the uniformed division and Captial Secret Service Police. But for the Special Agence of the Presidents personal Staff all they wear is black clothes with the US presidencial seal w/ A SS Badge and SS Federal Pins. Te Financial Crimes Divition has no dress code."
?????????? What?????
RET US Govt

Herndon, VA

#8 Dec 12, 2006
They go where they are needed, but it will be in Washington, DC for sure, NOT necessarily the White House.
Mike Pochatek wrote:
What are some typical first assignment for uniformed officers upon completion of training?
RET US Govt

Herndon, VA

#9 Dec 12, 2006
I do not know where you all are getting this information, but I am sorry to say these all are very inacurate, very Hollywood like, but 2% true and accurate.
darbtsop wrote:
There is a dress code - depending on the assignment. Remember the usss has a broad scope of quite different jobs including presidential protection, policing buildings like the exec office bldgs in dc, of course the wh and quite a few embassies -- not to mention, national event venus (most recently the superbowls and the winter olympics in slc -- and their very original responsibilities covering counterfeiting and more recently, all sorts of electronic and internet crime.
Obviously, they'll dress "to code" based on the assignment and the daily situation.
Your question is probably about the folks protecting the pres, vp, spkr of the house, key cab members, pres/vp candidates and past pres/families.
So, if a usss agent is protecting george w or his wife, they will "dress to code," which is always changing based on venue and venue/assignment. For instance, the guys and gals you see working the rope with the pres as he presses the flesh (shaking hands in a crowd), they will dress like george w dresses if they are formally, visibly protecting him close-in. That dress is typically a dark suite and light shirt. These suits are made to order with special specs to account for the particular weapons and equipment the agent is carrying. Some suits are made to totally conceal these accruitiments, some suits are made to conceal the weapons but make their outline apparent. Again, it is all contigency and application based. At this same rope line there will be other agents woring close or not-so-close to the pres who are not wearing suits, but instead are wearing attire that melts into the crowd. These folks will wear whatever works to conceal themselves in a crowd or particular area. Still others will be in the vicinity wearing a false identity such as a police uniform, taxi cab shirt and hat sitting in a taxi, garbage truck driber and so on. Most of these "dress to code" situations are for folks either visible or "invisible" but working in some fomral proximity to the pres. Other agents will be in stand-off locations and will be dressed for the mission. For example, members of the usss cat teams will usually wearing black "ninja" outfits and sen riding black suv's in motorcades or around the exit routes next to the pres when he's working the rope. Then there's the canine folks wearing "canine" garb, copter and af1 folks wearing either military or support outfits, and wh police wearing police uniforms -- yes, more and more a contigent of wh police go with the pres to handle public "turnstile" areas near the pres like a ballgame park entrance if he is watching the game or throwing-out the ball, etc.
So, hope this helped answer your questions.
Potus is well-protected and that's good for our democracy and the world.
ciao, ciao.
Joe

Charlotte, NC

#10 Dec 19, 2006
RET US Govt wrote:
They go where they are needed, but it will be in Washington, DC for sure, NOT necessarily the White House.
<quoted text>
Actually, YES, they do all get assigned to the White House and can then go to other assignments from there.
RET US Govt

Herndon, VA

#11 Dec 22, 2006
Joe, Actually NO they do NOT! Where do you think I might have retired from? I did NOT go to the White House! You have been given bad information from somebody or from some where.
Joe

United States

#12 Dec 26, 2006
And who do you think I work for now?
USGovtRet

Herndon, VA

#13 Dec 28, 2006
Joe wrote:
And who do you think I work for now?
Impossible, you would not be making those misinformed comments on here. Good luck to you, and whatever it is that you really do!
Joe

United States

#14 Dec 29, 2006
Actually, what I stated is that MOST UD get assigned to the White House, not ALL. And I stand corrected: you could very well have been at the VP res, which I overlooked.
WDC

Westminster, MD

#15 Apr 15, 2007
Hmmmmm, probably should not be talking about
these things on a public forum...
jacob

Fleming, GA

#16 May 25, 2007
i want to join
ejc

Saint Petersburg, Russia

#17 Nov 3, 2007
RET US Govt wrote:
I do not know where you all are getting this information, but I am sorry to say these all are very inacurate, very Hollywood like, but 2% true and accurate.
<quoted text>
hello sir, i would like to know what are some questions the usss ask during the initial interview? thank you.
cbp1372

United States

#18 Nov 5, 2007
ejc wrote:
<quoted text>
hello sir, i would like to know what are some questions the usss ask during the initial interview? thank you.
Yes, and all the answers to the test that would be nice too. You think that if they allowed people to tell what the ?s were that they wouldn't change them with every interview?
cbp1372

United States

#19 Nov 5, 2007
RET US Govt wrote:
I do not know where you all are getting this information, but I am sorry to say these all are very inacurate, very Hollywood like, but 2% true and accurate.
<quoted text>
I am presently looking into the open annoucement for criminal investigator posted on USAJOBS. I've attempted to contact the recruiting agent with no response. I was wondering if you could give me a brief synopsis of the first 5 years in the service. Protection vs. investigations, typical assignments and locale. Thanks in advance. Anyone esle with valid information please share as well.
Some Guy

United States

#20 Nov 6, 2007
Your first 5 years will be spent in a Field Office somewhere in the US. No guarantees that the office you apply through will be the one you work in if you are hired. As part of the application process, you will be required to sign a mobility agreement. One advantage you will have is that, unlike some other agencies, you will know which office you will be assigned to prior to reporting to training. During your first posting, you will primarily be conducting criminal investigations (counterfeit, fraud, etc...) as well as being being given temporary protective assignments. One thing to note, moving to your first place of duty is at your own expense, the Service does not pay for this move, but does pay for all subsequent moves. Good Luck.

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