We’re quite used to seeing insane things about the United States Secret Service in motion pictures. You know, the folks who wear shades with dim focal points and have earpieces. A great deal of us think that its difficult to trust that they really exist, all things considered… however they do! Be that as it may, Hollywood doesn’t really depict them how they truly are.
1. The United States Secret Service is filled with mystery and myths.
One thing’s without a doubt, they don’t stand out like a sore thumb. In the event that you are strolling down the road, you would scarcely perceive any of them, dissimilar to in the motion pictures. In any case, there are a huge amount of realities about these mystery specialists that a considerable measure of us are interested about. I’m not discussing the undeniable realities, similar to the way that it was made by the sixteenth United States President in 1865. No, I’m discussing a portion of the more succulent data. A great deal of us most likely believe there’s around 100 or even less of these tip top fighters. Be that as it may, in all actuality there’s quite 6,500 of them. There are additionally more who work for the personal protection unit.
2. The Secret Service doesn’t just guard presidents as many of us thought.
They additionally secure their family, previous presidents, and the groups of previous presidents. The Secret Service likewise has the activity of guarding the president’s visitors and anybody that the president needs to be secured. That is a huge amount of duty and weight!
3. There are three service phases that the agents must go through.
They are not associated with the hands on work at first. It’s an entirely long process. In the first place, they need to work at the workplace for around 3 years if they want to participate in challenging tasks. This stage goes on for around 4-7 years. In the last stage, the specialist is elevated either to a higher position or backpedals to office work.
4. The job is pretty dangerous and is no joke. At all.
Before any vital occasion, the Secret Service rehearses any conceivable situations of murder endeavors and shootouts. They must be set up for truly anything! In preparing, they utilize bullets that are particularly made for these instructional meetings. The operators likewise experience expertise improvement courses at regular intervals.
5. If anything goes wrong, every agent has basic medical skills and is ready to keep calm in any serious and critical situation.
Regardless of whether it’s to spare somebody’s life before an emergency vehicle arrives or before they touch base at the doctor’s facility. The route is altogether examined so that a hospital is never too far away.
6. The agents are so prepped with their medical skills, that they always have “presidential blood” with them.
They are constantly prepared to utilize their medical skills and play out a blood transfusion if necessary. They always convey additional blood for the president so as not to take risks with the benefactors. It’s awe-inspiring how arranged these agents are for truly anything.
7. For those of you who thought Mount Weather was a myth: it’s not!
There is an underground bunker in the mountain that is utilized to conceal government agents amid an occasion where all other state authorities accumulate. That way, if terrorists try to assault the top level of the administration, they’ll come up short.
8. Just like in the movies, the Secret Service has code names for presidents.
This isn’t something that Hollywood made up just to make their motion pictures cooler. They typically utilize names that begin with a similar letter for one family. So for Barack Obama it was Renegade and his better half was Renaissance and their little girls were Radiance and Rosebud. Entirely cool!
9. There are motion sensors on the Oval Office’s floor.
The explanation behind that? To follow any potential risk to the President on the off chance that he is allowed to sit alone in his Oval Office. For the most part, the one control of the Secret Service is to never allow the president to be alone. In any case, when he wants to be distant from everyone else, they can at present follow him.
10. Due to the fact that presidents can’t stay alone, the agents must participate in everything in his life.
That implies getting their side interests. So if Mr. President needs to go for a morning run, they must be available. On the off chance that the president needs to take up climbing… admirably they likewise don’t have a lot of a decision and need to take up climbing. On the off chance that the president needs to arbitrarily figure out how to skateboard… well, you got it, they need to wear knee pads!
11. The president can’t even go alone to the doctor…regardless what problem they have.
So if it’s the most humiliating issue, too bad! They will have the Secret Service in that spot with them. I mean it’s truly pleasant to have somebody there with you all day consistently… or it could be quite irritating.
12. The Secret Service checks all electronic and paper letters that contain any threats.
You know those motion pictures where the specialists try to find an undermining letter and they are working with a major gathering of individuals to locate that one individual who’s causing all of the issues? They additionally have a database with a large number of sorts of ink to make the procedure of an examination simpler.
13. They are constantly monitoring and recording everything.
They carry as many cameras as they possibly can. It helps them with regards to settling a circumstance and finding a culprit. For instance, after Kennedy’s murder, it was chosen to have an car that was in charge of video recording a presidential cortege.
14. Secret Service agents do not have to swear an oath to die for the President.
Hollywood always makes it seem like everybody who is in the Secret Service needs to vow to die for their leader. Truth be told, there’s nothing even near a vow that way. Despite the fact that they commit as long as they can remember to him, it’s unquestionably not a prerequisite to die for them.
15. There was only one known agent who sacrificed his life for the president and it was done voluntarily.
There was just a single case in history when a Secret Service officer died. His name was Leslie Coffelt and he was killed on November 1, 1950, while he was guarding Harry Truman.
16.Where their headquarters are located is a secret.
All that is known is that it is found some place in Washington in a building with no distinguishing signs. There aren’t even any trash cans near to making it hard to introduce a bomb. It’s been realized that the building is situated on a road with a really short name… H street.
17. The Secret Service was established on the day Lincoln was killed.
It was recommended by the Secretary of the Treasury, Hugh McCulloch. He displayed his plan to Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. Soon thereafter, the president went to a theater where he was shot in the head. Very shocking.
18. But even if the Secret Service was created that morning of Lincoln’s death, it wouldn’t have saved his life.
The administration was initially made to adapt to counterfeiters and financial frauds. Truth be told, until this day the association still manages such issues notwithstanding the various stuff, including securing the president and his family and companions.
19. You see, real agents never use sunglasses during their mission because they might miss something important.
In motion pictures, you generally observe the agents wearing shades and dark outfits, finished with a poker face. In any case, that is not precisely how it is.
20. They aren’t perfect, as none of us are, and they tend to make mistakes as well.
The main issue is, their mix-ups could cost somebody’s life. Be that as it may, they do happen. Particularly today when it’s so hard to conceal anything. When they do goof, they are set up to make each move to settle the oversight that they have made. That is reassuring.
21. One thing’s for sure, the agent’s hands are always ready.
You’ll notice that in many photos, the agents hands are dependably at their waist. Despite the fact that the position of their fingers may contrast, the position of their hands dependably implies a similar thing. It implies that the specialists are prepared to respond rapidly and are set up to raise their weapons.
22. Believe it or not, the United States Secret Service actually gave birth to the FBI.
In 1908, the attorney general employed nine Secret Service operators and appointed them as “special agents of the Justice Department”. In the long run, these specialists would be viewed as the core of the Bureau of Investigation and later would be known as the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
23. The Secret Service has never had a traitor!
Throughout the years they have been entered by untold quantities of outside covert operatives however the agents have never had a spy in their midst. There has been no individual from defensive detail selling out his or her nation.