Secret Service_Training Activities

To acquaint local sworn law enforcement officials with the functions of the Secret Service, and the techniques of protecting dignitaries; to assist criminal investigators by training them in the basic examination of questioned documents, and brief law enforcement officials and money handlers in the techniques
used in detecting counterfeit documents and money.

Agency - Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

Office - See Catalog Appendix IV for addresses.
Website Address

Program Accomplishments

Each year approximately 3,200 State and local police officers attend protective briefings and questioned document courses.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Questioned Document Course is restricted to sworn law enforcment officers.

Applicants are accepted in limited numbers upon the request of their departmental heads for training in the Secret Service Questioned Document Course.

The training, while geared primarily to the Secret Service Special Agent, will provide introductory training in the fundamentals of document analysis with emphasis on handwriting examination and comparison.

The Protective Operations Briefing is also restricted to sworn law enforcment officers and is provided for those officers who have the regular responsibility of protecting dignitaries which includes post assignments, use of follow-up vehicles, motorcade techniques, and advanced security arrangements.

The Secret Service will provide the police officials with information which will assist them in helping the Secret Service carry out its protective responsibilities.

(Upon request, regional Secret Service offices will brief bank tellers, department store cashiers, and other money handlers in the techniques of detecting counterfeit currency.)

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

For training in Questioned Document Course and/or Protective Operations Briefing, applicant must be a sworn member of a law enforcement agency.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Sworn members of police agencies.


Not applicable.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination


This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

Contact the appropriate resident Secret Service office or the regional field office serving your jurisidction, to apply for admission to Questioned Document Course and the Protective Operations Briefing. Also, contact the resident Secret Service office or the regional office for information concerning requests for lecture presentations to groups on the detection of counterfeit money. Headquarters contact information is also listed in this accouncement.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.




18 U.S.C. 3056, Public Law 95-81.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Questioned Document Course lasts for two weeks; the Protective Operations Briefing is a four day course.

Post Assistance Requirements


Not applicable.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification



Salaries and expenses) FY 07 est not available; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance


Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature


Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Catalog Appendix IV for addresses.

Headquarters Office

Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service, 245 Murray Drive, SW., Washington, DC 20528. Telephone: (202) 282-8000.

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