Agents are more than bodyguards
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In addition to tracking nearly 1,500 presidential death threats per year, the Secret Service also investigates credit fraud, financial crimes, identity theft, counterfeiting, and computer fraud.
They use quirky code names
The United States Secret Service uses code names for U.S. presidents, first ladies, and other prominent people and places. John and Jackie Kennedy were known as “Lancer” and “Lace”; Ronald and Nancy Reagan went by “Rawhide” and “Rainbow.” Agents call the Pentagon “Calico,” and refer to The White House as “Castle.” Check out more clever code names the Secret Service gave to U.S. presidents.
The Secret Service has over 6,500 employees
About 3,200 agents work in 150 offices in the U.S. and abroad, and around 1,300 of those agents are members of the Uniformed Division, responsible for offering protection to the White House.