Journeyman field agents at GS-13 Step 10 are also paid a salary of $170,800. GS-13 agents who wish to remain as journeyman field agents, will continue to advance the GS-13 step level, capping at GS-13 Step 10. The training includes courses such as Criminal Law, Laws of Arrest, Search and Seizure, Control Tactics, Civil Liability, Emergency Medicine, Basic Water Safety, Firearms and Weapons Handling, Radio Communications, Emergency Driving and Physical Fitness Training. Included in the bill, signed on December 19, was an amendment to Title 18, USC § 3056 which codified PDD-62. [24], In 1990, the Secret Service initiated Operation Sundevil, which they originally intended as a sting against malicious hackers, allegedly responsible for disrupting telephone services across the entire United States. The protective mission includes protective operations to coordinate manpower and logistics with state and local law enforcement, protective advances to conduct site and venue assessments for protectees, and protective intelligence to investigate all manners of threats made against protectees. Training, which until that time had been confined largely to "on-the-job" efforts, was systematized and regularized. Other computer-related crimes affecting financial and other critical infrastructures. [36] Special agents serve on protective details and investigate financial, cyber, and homeland security-related crimes. According to the indictment, Butler hacked over the Internet into computers at financial institutions and credit card processing centers and sold the tens of thousands of credit card numbers that he acquired in the process. Following their protective assignment, many agents return to a field office for the rest of their careers, or opt for a headquarters based assignment located in Washington, D.C. During their careers, agents also have the opportunity to work overseas in one of the agency's international field offices. However, authorities estimated that prevented loss to the industry was in the hundreds of millions of dollars. When an event is designated by the Secretary of Homeland Security as a National Special Security Event (NSSE), the Secret Service assumes its mandated role as the lead agency for the design and implementation of the operational security plan. [52], Operation Firewall: In October 2004, 28 suspects—located across eight U.S. states and six countries—were arrested on charges of identity theft, computer fraud, credit-card fraud, and conspiracy. The Secret Service is world-renowned for the physical protection it provides to the nation’s highest elected leaders and other government officials. [59] Therefore an agent living in the Greater New York City area (NY, NJ, CT) will earn an annual salary of $70,796 (GL-07), $78,961 (GL-09), $92,452 (GS-11), $110,813 (GS-12), $131,771 (GS-13), $155,713 (GS-14), and $170,800 (GS-15). Additionally, the Secret Service runs the National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI), which provides law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges with cyber training and information to combat cybercrime. The two core missions of protection and investigation synergize with the other, providing crucial benefits to special agents during the course of their careers. [14] At the time, the only other federal law enforcement agencies were the United States Customs Service, the United States Park Police, the U.S. Post Office Department's Office of Instructions and Mail Depredations (now known as the United States Postal Inspection Service), and the United States Marshals Service. [20], The Secret Service assisted in arresting Japanese American leaders and in the Japanese American internment during World War II.[21]. The Kennedy assassination spotlighted the bravery of two Secret Service agents. Special Operations Division (SOD) units are authorized to use a variety of non-standard weapons. This setup was famously deployed by Special Agent Robert Wanko during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. In 1968, as a result of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination, Congress authorized protection of major presidential and vice presidential candidates and nominees. "[25], In 1994 and 1995, it ran an undercover sting called Operation Cybersnare. Uzis used by the Secret Service had slightly shorter-than-standard barrels so they could fit inside the standard size Samsonite briefcases that concealed them. Significant economic or community impact. On November 1, 1950, two Puerto Rican nationalists, Oscar Collazo and Griselio Torresola, approached Blair House with the intent to assassinate President Truman.