SECRET SERVICE TO ALLOW PAST USERS TO APPLY FOR EMPLOYMENT

Due to an increased demand for agents, new Secret Service director Randolph Alles relaxes the agency’s drug policy for potential hires.

The new director of the Secret Service, Randolph Alles, set out his plan to increase the agency’s ranks by more than 3,000 within the next few years. Speaking last Thursday, June 1 to reporters at his first press briefing since being appointed, Alles said that to hit this goal, the Secret Service is relaxing its policy for potential hires.

Short staffed

Alles went on to report that currently, the Secret Service has a force of “very dedicated” agents but they will soon not be able to sustain the level of round-the-clock protective coverage currently required, leading to this drive to increase the number of agents. 

“We need more people. The mission has changed,” Alles said, referring to the fact that overtime requests for officers are at an all-time high.  An ever-present terror threat from groups like domestic groups like al Qaeda and ISIS is also another reason to get new agents. It is more dynamic and way more dangerous than it has been in years past,” Alles said.

New Policy Implications

Officials have said that the change to the drug policy, which went into effect just this May 2017, has many implications. The Secret Service is now following a “whole-person concept” in hiring – potentially allowing candidates who admit to using something in the past while taking into consideration the time between their last use and their application to the agency. It is not clear though if there are specific rules as to agency candidates who have gone into rehabilitation for marijuana and/or drug use.

This new policy recognizes that this thing use is more commonplace in today’s society and will also allow younger applicants entry to the hiring process, many of whom experimented with the drug as teenagers.  It is s also a policy shift that puts the Secret Service in line with other federal law enforcement agencies – who have already allowed candidates with past drug use to continue their application.

The entire hiring process, however, remains strict, especially since it could position you within feet of a head of state or other VIPs. A polygraph test is still part of the procedure as are strict credit checks and vision exams.

Despite the differences in President Trump’s secret service needs for his (larger) immediate family and his traveling requirements versus that of Pres. Obama.

What has remained the same are the number of things made against the President. “Daily, six to eight things come into Secret Service against this person — an average range that’s remained steady for the past 10 years”, Alles said.

Media Contact
Company Name: The Nation Today
Contact Person: Michael R. Thrasher
Email: Send Email
Phone: (866) 954-1189
City: Las Vegas
State: NV
Country: United States
Website: https://www.thenation.today/

Calendar

September 2017
M T W T F S S
« Aug    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930  

Latest Posts

Context Aware Computing Market is Anticipated to be worth more than USD 125 Billion by 2024 | Hexa Research

Read Full Article

Online Home Decor Market To Grow At A CAGR of 19.64% During The Forecasted Period 2017 To 2021: Hexa Reports

Read Full Article

Chlorinated Polyethylene Market Growth To Be Driven By Increasing Use In Chemical Industry Owing To Their Non-Corrosive Properties Till 2025: Grand View Research, Inc.

Read Full Article

BEHOLD THE POWER OF EGGS – Easterseals Colorado Teams with Corporate Donation Solutions to LAUNCH the MOST INCREDIBLE and UNIQUE FUNDRAISER in the USA

Read Full Article

Array Connector Market To Witness Enhanced Usage In Electronics and Computer Applications Till 2021 | Million Insights

Read Full Article

Blood Serum Market To Witness Enhanced Usage In Advanced Diagnostics Test & Laboratory Experiments Till 2017 | Million Insights

Read Full Article

Satellite Payloads Market Is Expected To Exhibit Substantial Growth Owing To Increased Penetration Of Payloads In The Telecom Sector Till 2025: Grand View Research, Inc.

Read Full Article

Fiber Laser Market To Witness Enhanced Demand From Automobile and Electronics Applications Till 2022 | Million Insights

Read Full Article

Conductive Textiles Market Growth Is Likely To Boost By Technological Advancement And Rising Awareness Regarding Conductive Textiles Among Consumers Till 2025: Grand View Research, Inc.

Read Full Article

Global Food Fortification Ingredients Market is expected to reach US$ 100.84 Bn by 2025 – Credence Research

Read Full Article