United States Code/Title 3/Chapter 3

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§ 201. Repealed. July 16, 1951, ch. 226, § 5(a), 65 Stat. 122][edit]

Section, act June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 680, related to protection of President and family. See section 3056 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

§ 202. United States Secret Service Uniformed Division; establishment, control, and supervision; privileges, powers, and duties[edit]

There is hereby created and established a permanent police force, to be known as the “United States Secret Service Uniformed Division”. Subject to the supervision of the Secretary of Homeland Security, the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division shall perform such duties as the Director, United States Secret Service, may prescribe in connection with the protection of the following:

(1) the White House in the District of Columbia;
(2) any building in which Presidential offices are located;
(3) the Treasury Building and grounds;
(4) the President and members of his immediate family;
(5) foreign diplomatic missions located in the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia;
(6) the temporary official residence of the Vice President and grounds in the District of Columbia;
(7) the Vice President and members of his immediate family;
(8) foreign diplomatic missions located in metropolitan areas (other than the District of Columbia) in the United States where there are located twenty or more such missions headed by full-time officers, except that such protection shall be provided only
(A) on the basis of extraordinary protective need,
(B) upon request of the affected metropolitan area, and
(C) when the extraordinary protective need arises at or in association with a visit to
(i) a permanent mission to, or an observer mission invited to participate in the work of, an international organization of which the United States is a member; or
(ii) an international organization of which the United States is a member, except that such protection may also be provided for motorcades and at other places associated with any such visit and may be extended at places of temporary domicile in connection with any such visit;
(9) foreign consular and diplomatic missions located in such areas in the United States, its territories and possessions, as the President, on a case-by-case basis, may direct; and
(10) visits of foreign government officials to metropolitan areas (other than the District of Columbia) where there are located 20 or more consular or diplomatic missions staffed by accredited personnel, including protection for motorcades and at other places associated with such visits when such officials are in the United States to conduct official business with the United States Government.

The members of such force shall possess privileges and powers similar to those of the members of the Metropolitan Police of the District of Columbia.

§ 203. Personnel, appointment, and vacancies[edit]

(a) The United States Secret Service Uniformed Division shall consist of such number of officers, with grades corresponding to similar officers of the Metropolitan Police force, and of such number of privates, with grade corresponding to that of private of the highest grade in the Metropolitan Police force, as may be necessary.
(b) Members of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division shall be recruited under the civil service laws and regulations on a nationwide basis. Members of such Service may also be appointed from the members of the Metropolitan Police force and the United States Park Police force from lists furnished by the officers in charge of such forces. Whenever any vacancy is created in the Metropolitan Police force or the United States Park Police force as the result of an appointment to the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division, such vacancy shall be filled in the manner provided by law. In the period of time which follows the date of enactment of this sentence and precedes January 1, 1975, not more than thirty members of the Metropolitan Police force may be appointed annually to the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division.

§ 204. Grades, salaries, and transfers of appointees[edit]

(a) No person shall be appointed a member of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division at a grade lower than the grade held by him as a member of the Metropolitan Police force or of the United States Park Police force at the time of his appointment.
(b) A member of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division shall receive a salary at the rate provided for the corresponding grade in the Metropolitan Police force (including longevity increases provided by section 401 of the District of Columbia Police and Firemen’s Salary Act of 1958), and he shall be furnished with uniforms and other necessary equipment similar to the uniforms and equipment furnished the United States Park Police, and he shall be entitled to the same leave allowances as a member of the United States Park Police force.
(c) Any member of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division appointed thereto from the Metropolitan Police force or the United States Park Police force may be transferred to the organization of which he was a member at the time of such appointment.

§ 205. Repealed. Pub. L. 91–217, § 1(7), Mar. 19, 1970, 84 Stat. 75][edit]

Section, act June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 680, provided for appointment of members of White House Police force in accordance with civil service laws. See section 203 (b) of this title.

§ 206. Privileges of civil-service appointees[edit]

Members of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division not appointed from the Metropolitan Police force or the United States Park Police force shall be entitled to the same privileges as to salary, grade, uniforms, equipment, transfer, leave, relief funds, retirement, and refunds as members appointed from the Metropolitan Police force and the United States Park Police force.

§ 207. Participation in police and firemen’s relief fund[edit]

(a) For the purposes of retirement under section 12 of the Act entitled “An Act making appropriations to provide for the expenses of the government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1917, and for other purposes,[1] approved September 1, 1916, as amended, service with the United States Park Police force shall be deemed service with the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division.
(b) Any member of the Metropolitan Police force appointed to the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division shall continue to be subject to the provisions of section 12 of such Act, and appointment of such member to the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division or transfer of such member to his former organization shall not affect any right, privilege, or duty of such member under the provisions of such section of such Act.

§ 208. Reimbursement of State and local governments[edit]

(a) In carrying out the functions pursuant to sections 202 (8) and 202 (10), the Secretary of Homeland Security may utilize, with their consent, on a reimbursable basis, the services, personnel, equipment, and facilities of State and local governments, and is authorized to reimburse such State and local governments for the utilization of such services, personnel, equipment, and facilities. The Secretary of Homeland Security may carry out the functions pursuant to sections 202 (8) and 202 (10) by contract. The authority of this subsection may be transferred by the President to the Secretary of State. In carrying out any duty under sections 202 (8) and 202 (10), the Secretary of State is authorized to utilize any authority available to the Secretary under title II of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956.
(b) There is authorized to be appropriated, in addition to such sums as have been heretofore appropriated under this section—
(1) $10,000,000 for each fiscal year beginning after September 30, 1991, for the payment of reimbursement obligations entered into under subsection (a) without regard to the fiscal year such obligations were entered into, including obligations entered into before such date; and
(2) $8,000,000 for the payment of reimbursement obligations entered into under subsection (a) before October 1, 1991, except that not more than $4,000,000 of this amount shall be obligated or expended during fiscal year 1992.

Amounts appropriated under this subsection shall remain available until expended.

§ 209. Appropriation to carry out provisions[edit]

There is authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of sections 202–204, 207, and 208 of this title.