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History of the Secret Service

  • Creation of the Secret Service

    Creation of the Secret Service
    The Secret Service was created to counter act counrterfeit currency.
  • Relocation

    The Secret Service headquarters was relocated back to Washington D.C.
  • Recognition

    The Secret Service was officially recognized within the Treasury Department.
  • Presidential Protection

    Presidential Protection
    Secret Service provided its first protection detail for the President of the United States.
  • Full-Time

    The Secret Service took on full-time protection of the president.
  • Congress

    Congress passed legislation that authorized permanent protection for the president and president-elect.
  • Protection After Term

    Protection After Term
    Congress commissioned the Secret Service to protect former presidents for a reasonable amount of time.
  • The Computer Age

    The Computer Age
    Due to the Patriot Act, Secret Service assumed the resposibility of investigating computer and cyber crimes.
  • Homeland Security

    Homeland Security
    The Secret Service officially transferred from the Department of theTreasury to the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Five Year

    Five  Year
    The Secret Service celebrated five years under the Department of Homeland Security.