The US Secret Service is a federal law enforcement agency with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and more than 150 offices throughout the United States and abroad. The USSS was established in 1865, solely to suppress the counterfeiting of U.S. currency. Today, the US Secret Service is mandated by Congress to carry out dual missions: protection of national and visiting foreign leaders, and criminal investigations.
About The USSS
The US Secret Service has an integrated mission of protection and financial investigations to ensure the safety and security of our protectees, key locations, and events of national significance. The USSS also protects the integrity of our currency, and investigates crimes against the U.S. financial system committed by criminals around the world and in cyberspace.
We will be world-class in protection and financial crimes investigations, including in cyberspace, through developing strong leaders, employing cutting edge tools, delivering elite law enforcement training, and empowering our workforce.
USSS Law Enforcement Authority
Our law enforcement authority and responsibilities are coded in U.S. criminal code Title 18 U.S.C. 3056 — Powers, authorities, and duties of United States Secret Service.
The US Secret Service never works alone. We accomplish our full mission through robust partnerships with local, state, federal and international law enforcement agencies and the private sector.