The United States Secret Service launched a recently redesigned public
website Thursday, including access for public and law enforcement partners who work to support the agency’s missions and modernized agency communication.
The new website includes a Newsroom that provides users with the option to receive automated Secret Service agency updates. It also features the agency’s social media feeds.
Also included in the update is the “Wall of Heroes” page, created
to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty.
The page is a digital version of the Wall of Honor in the Secret Service’s
Headquarters building, remembering “their stories are the agency’s
history, and their dedicated service runs to the core of the Secret Service’s
The website shared a glimpse into the agency’s Headquarters with a quote
that is inscribed on the Wall of Honor:
“The Secret Service has a long tradition of excellence, and we are an
organizational culture held together by an invisible web of obligations: duty, honor and country. We do not abandon one another. That is why we gather here today, to remember our fallen colleagues. These men and women died on duty. Some were killed in accidents, and some were deliberately murdered. We remember many of them now as they once were. Some were very young, at the beginning of their careers. Some were middle-aged and then they were gone from our midst, and we mourned our loss. There is, sadly, nothing as ruthless as truth and nature. Still, we do not lose hope. We are strengthened by their memory.”
According to the agency’s website, the new color palette was selected to
reflect the Secret Service’s original blue and gold flag design from 1955.
The Agency also updated their career microsite with information about job
openings and career paths. The site includes options like career events,
immediate openings and a featured opportunity.
The current featured opportunity is a Uniform Division Officer, which is highlighted with a video presented by Chief Thomas Sullivan of the Uniform Division.
The new website has “a modernized look and feel with improved
functionalities, such as mobile device optimization,” a press release from the agency stated.
Officially established on July 5, 1965, the agency was part of the Department
of the Treasury. Chief William P. Wood became the first agency chief, sworn in by Treasury Secretary Hugh McCulloch.
“We are one of America’s oldest federal law enforcement agencies, originally created in 1865 to stamp out rampant counterfeiting in order to stabilize America’s young financial system,” the website stated. “By the end of the Civil War, nearly one-third of all currency in circulation was counterfeit. As a result, the country’s financial stability was in jeopardy.”
Over the years, the role of the Secret Service agency has broadened from “detecting persons perpetrating frauds against the government,” to its current primary role under the Department of Homeland Security as protectors of both the nation’s leaders and its financial and critical infrastructure.