Question: Is it hard to become a Secret Service agent?

Getting a job with the U.S. Secret Service is far from easy, as the selection process is extremely competitive. Candidates must have either a college degree or a combination of college and law enforcement work experience, with a background in criminal investigation.

What does it take to become a Secret Service agent?

Secret Service agents need either a bachelors degree or a combination of law enforcement experience and education or at least three years of law enforcement experience. They also need to be able to pass physical screenings as well as thorough background investigations for top security clearance.

How hard is secret service training?

Given the highly sensitive and crucial missions is which Secret Service agents often engage, including the protection of the President and Vice President and the investigation of serious crimes, including cyber-attacks and the counterfeiting of U.S. currency, Secret Service training is comprehensive, extensive and,

Is there a secret service academy?

Rowley Training Center (JJRTC, RTC, or Secret Service Training Academy) is the law enforcement training center operated by the United States Secret Service just outside Washington, D.C. in Laurel, Maryland.

How long is Secret Service academy?

Unparalleled training. Each recruit then receives 14 weeks of specialized instruction at our training facility near Washington, D.C. The 26 weeks of training cover subjects including: Police Procedures.

Do Secret Service get days off?

Each mission has varying degrees of commitment level. The Protective Mission requires the largest commitment. While the initial schedule is 60 days on 30 days off, for many agents, the protective unit becomes much more demanding and requires more time away from family.

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