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CRM 1500-1999

1560. Secret Service Uniformed Division

Chapter 3 of Title 3 of the United States Code relates to the Uniformed Division of the U.S. Secret Service. The direction of the Uniformed Division is a responsibility of the Director of the Secret Service and it performs such duties as the Director of the Secret Service may prescribe, including protection of any building in which Presidential offices are located. While the Uniformed Division could therefore be utilized anywhere Presidential offices are situated, the Secret Service has indicated that the primary responsibility of the Uniformed Division will be to insure adequate protection from demonstrations and other large disturbances occurring in the Washington, D.C. area, particularly near foreign diplomatic missions.

[cited in JM 9-65.400]