Secret Service

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the United States intelligence agency that protects current and former presidents and vice presidents and their immediate families and protects distinguished foreign visitors

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While as many as 100 people -- mostly tourists -- were on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House at the time, no one else was reported hurt, the Secret Service said.
The secret service further informed that no one else has been injured apart from the gunman.
The Secret Service said in a statement that its officers have "had previous encounters with the female in the vicinity of the White House resulting in numerous arrests for a variety of criminal violations.
Schumer said the Secret Service has acknowledged that criminals are using card skimmers in a variety of ways, including the use of periscope skimmers, which are often undetectable to the untrained eye.
Omar Gonzalez of Copperas Cove, who was later identified and described as a disturbed Army veteran, also carried a knife when he scaled the White House's fence and led the Secret Service officers on a chase long enough to run into the building, not far from the living quarters.
Researchers at the Homeland Security Department, which oversees the Secret Service, have been testing methods to combat drones at remote sites.
The episode led to an inquiry which also detailed other security lapses by the Secret Service, and resulted in the resignation of the organization's Director Julia Pierson.
Joseph Clancy, a former special agent in charge of the Presidential Protective Division of the Secret Service has been appointed as the interim acting director of the Secret Service, the official added.
He believes that the leadership at the Secret Service, including the new director, will address matters as they arise, appropriately," said Carney.
Veteran Secret Service agent Julia Pierson, who most recently served as the agency's chief of staff, will take over from Mark Sullivan, who announced his retirement last month.
Well, of course, this set me thinking and brings me to the point of this letter: is it possible that, in the shrouds of time and mystery, that Wales does have its own secret service - albeit answering on a wider scale to the British Secret Service and having, obviously, its terms of reference linked to the aforementioned?
The US Secret Service give exceptionally high marks to its partnership with the operational units of Bulgaria's Interior Ministry.
Curacao prime minister Gerrit Schotte has suspended the entire secret service agency, accusing agents of planning a coup in 2010, reports Caribbean360.
A spiraling prostitution scandal in the United States' Secret Service has highlighted the dearth of women in the agency, politicians and experts have said.
Summary: The US Secret Service has tightened its rules in the wake of allegations that agents consorted with prostitutes in Colombia.