Are Secret Service agents medically trained?
Secret Service agents receive continuous advanced training throughout their careers. In part, this training consists of regular firearms requalification and emergency medicine refresher courses.
What is the physical test for the Secret Service?
The core elements are: push-ups, sit-ups, chin-ups, and the 1.5 mile run. The fitness evaluation will be administered at the beginning, during, and end of training. Secret Service weapon carrying employees are additionally required to participate in the Secret Service Physical Fitness Evaluation quarterly.
What disqualifies you from being a Secret Service agent?
The Secret Service background investigation includes a criminal history check, credit and financial status check, work history verification, and past employer interviews. If you have past-due debts, student loan defaults, prior felony arrests or past drug use, you may be disqualified from the employment process.
What are the requirements to be in the Secret Service?
Secret Service Requirements
- Be a U.S. Citizen.
- Be at least 21 years of age at time of application and younger than 37 at the time of receipt of a conditional offer of employment to continue in the application process.
- Possess a current valid driver’s license.
- Qualify for the GL-07 level or the GL-09 level.
Why do Secret Service agents wear sunglasses?
Secret Service agents sometimes wear sunglasses to keep the sun out of their eyes, so they can increase their ability to see what people in the crowd are doing.
How long is the secret service hiring process?
approximately six to nine months
The timeframe for completion of a background investigation varies depending on the history of the applicant. Typically, a full background investigation takes approximately six to nine months to complete. During this time, a wide range of information is verified.
What do Secret Service special agents do?
Special agents focus on protecting top U.S. and visiting foreign officials, and investigating financial crimes. Our Uniformed Division officers’ mission is to protect facilities and venues secured for U.S. Secret Service protectees.
At what age do Secret Service agents retire?
Special agents with 20 years of federal law enforcement service are eligible to retire at age 50. Agents with 25 or more years of service are eligible for retirement, regardless of age. Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) includes a basic benefit, thrift savings plan and Social Security.
Can Secret Service have tattoos?
The Secret Service prohibits special agents from having visible body markings (including but not limited to tattoos, body art, and branding) on the head, face, neck, hand, and fingers (any area below the wrist bone).
Does the Secret Service wear bulletproof vests?
For protective and investigative assignments agents use their standard issue weapon, handcuffs and radio to maintain contact with one another. They also are issued bullet-resistant vests.