21 Amazing Facts About the Secret Service You've Never Heard Of

  • Published on May 3, 2018
  • The work of the “men in black”, also known as the United States Secret Service, is shrouded in mystery and myths. We’re about to lift that veil of secrecy and discover some facts about these special agents. Their secret headquarters, code names they give presidents, their distinct hand position: there’s a lot to find out.
    The vice-president, the first family, former presidents and their families, and visiting heads of foreign states are also under the protection of the Service. Presidential candidates are also taken care of for 120 days before an election. All agents also undergo a skills development course every 8 weeks to keep them on top of their game.
    Each president’s route is thoroughly researched so that a hospital is always 10 minutes away. The agents have this time to take emergency measures.
    Jimmy Carter’s code name was Deacon, Bill Clinton was called Eagle, and Donald Trump’s code name is Mogul.
    One of the Secret Service’s rules is that the president should never be left alone. Agents have to participate in everything in his life, including his hobbies and visits to the doctor.
    There are more of them than we think. 0:43
    They don’t just guard presidents. 1:00
    There are 3 service phases. 1:31
    They’re trained to throw themselves in front of bullets. 1:53
    They’re ready to provide first aid. 2:23
    They keep a bag of the president’s blood on them. 2:50
    Mount Weather isn’t a myth. 3:20
    Presidents have code names. 3:58
    There are motion sensors in the floor of the Oval Office. 4:30
    They participate in the president’s hobbies. 4:49
    They go to the doctor with the president. 5:18
    They track all threatening letters. 5:49
    They monitor and record everything. 6:37
    They don’t take an oath to die for their president. 7:07
    There’s only been one agent killed in the line of duty. 7:28
    They keep their headquarters a secret. 7:50
    The Secret Service was established the day Lincoln was shot. 8:24
    The Secret Service wasn’t created to protect the president. 8:48
    They don’t always wear sunglasses. 9:14
    They make mistakes too. 9:36
    Their hands are always ready. 9:55
    -There are around 6,500 agents.
    -Technically, the Secret Service has to protect anyone the President orders them to guard.
    -Agents first have to work in the office for 3 years. The second phase with challenging tasks lasts for 4-7 years. In the final phase, an agent is promoted to a higher position or returns to office work.
    -They use bullets specifically made for these training sessions that sting when they hit you and leave a colored mark but don’t actually hurt the agents.
    -Every agent has basic medical skills and is ready to keep calm in a critical situation.
    -Top agents always carry bags of the president’s blood so that there’s no risk with donors.
    -One member of the Cabinet doesn’t attend State of the Union address because he’s hidden in an underground bunker in Mount Weather, Virginia under the protection of the Secret Service.
    -For example, Barack Obama was Renegade, his wife was Renaissance, and their daughters were Radiance and Rosebud.
    -Agents can easily trace any movement and any potential threat with the help of sensors in the floor of the Oval Office.
    -Secret Service agents pick up different hobbies and develop new skills along with the Commander in Chief.
    -The president can’t be alone with a doctor without an agent as an escort, no matter what the president’s problem is.
    -The Secret Service checks all electronic and paper letters that contain any threats, even if they’re just a joke.
    -Agents always use as many cameras and video surveillance as they can.
    -There is no romantic “swearing” to take a bullet for the president.
    -There’s only been one case in history when a Secret Service agent died for the President.
    -The Secret Service headquarters is located in D.C. in a grey nine-story building without any identifying signs in H-street.
    -President Lincoln approved the idea of Secret Service the day he was shot.
    -Its original main purpose was to deal with counterfeiters and financial fraud.
    -The glare or lack of light could cause them to miss something important, so the agents don’t always wear sunglasses.
    -While Barack Obama was in an elevator with an armed officer, a man with a knife managed to trespass The White House grounds by jumping over a fence.
    -Their finger position may differ, but the meaning is always the same: the agents are ready to react quickly and draw their weapons.
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Comments • 541

    BRIGHT SIDE  4 months ago +21

    Everybody is cooler with sunglasses, right? 😎
    Btw, here're some tricks for those who wear glasses thexvid.com/video/wIHuVFyRJIo/video.html

    • Patrick Zarb
      Patrick Zarb 15 days ago

      +xmchillin kk

    • Trudy B
      Trudy B 2 months ago

      Yg y

    • xmchillin
      xmchillin 3 months ago

      So, '...go get yourself some cheap sunglasses' - ZZ Top

    • Abhirup Bera
      Abhirup Bera 3 months ago +2

      Another video on Indian government's secret services please

  • Games&More4
    Games&More4 3 days ago

    Were did you get this information from someone get the secret service lol

  • Richard Cabral
    Richard Cabral 8 days ago

    Why is trumps eyelids so white. Another thing, he’s a billionaire he can’t afford hair?

  • Harshvardhan Mutatkar
    Harshvardhan Mutatkar 13 days ago +1

    Agents also go in toilet and bathroom with president

  • sergey vasilyev jr
    sergey vasilyev jr 14 days ago

    Too many wrong facts

  • Maximos Rahmati
    Maximos Rahmati 15 days ago

    Does this mean that this is part of my life? Can't g anywhere without this?

  • Charmz007
    Charmz007 16 days ago

    Mobile Blood banks huh! how cool is that....ma name is Niklaus Mikaelson

  • Donnell Vickers
    Donnell Vickers 16 days ago +1

    So what do they do after the president get out of office. Do they throw the blood away

    • Iman
      Iman 14 days ago

      No, they use it to make mini presidential clones.

  • C. Haas
    C. Haas 20 days ago

    Get BORAK HUSSAIN OBOMA'S face off this video he's a disgrace to our country

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  • circa1970
    circa1970 25 days ago

    So is Obama or Trump president, couldn't tell by the video

  • Captain Cuck
    Captain Cuck 26 days ago +7

    >"secret service agents are trained to throw themselves in front of bullets"
    >"Secret service agents aren't required to take an oath to give their own lives for the president"
    My... My head hurts

    • Andrew White
      Andrew White 9 days ago

      They're trained how to do it but it's not required. Simple enough?

  • David Starkey
    David Starkey 28 days ago

    Here's one they didn't mention - they have absolutely NO SENSE OF HUMOR WHATSOEVER. Of course, given the serious nature of their work - that is as it SHOULD be.

  • David Starkey
    David Starkey 28 days ago

    16 - I knew about nearly everything, including the first aid, but didn't know about the blood. That would require cooling, which would likely mean ice rattling around in something. So, I am curious as to HOW they do it - BUT I'M NOT ASKING.

  • David Kirkpatrick
    David Kirkpatrick Month ago

    Fact #22 they hated Hillary

  • iraplikeyoubreathe
    iraplikeyoubreathe Month ago

    The men in black are not secret service, the men in black are spec ops called t.r.e.a.t. "Tactical reconnaissance engagement assessment team.

  • Nazi Soldier
    Nazi Soldier Month ago

    At 5:12 he’s using scenes from home alone before he was even president

  • Vilma Balogh
    Vilma Balogh Month ago

    Mary Surratt. one of the Lincoln conspirators ,who was found guilty, and sentenced to hang, owned, and ran a boarding house on. 640 H Street NW.
    as Andrew Johnson said "The nest in which the egg was hatched"
    The first floor is now a Japanese restaurant a "Wok & Roll."

  • Dan Bongiorno
    Dan Bongiorno Month ago

    Is it true that they used to plug Hussein up the pooper?

  • Paul Gullo
    Paul Gullo Month ago

    Also this is ALL public knowledge!! Their code names are given out to the press even before they are sworn in. About 35-40% of this is accurate like I said that is a good thing. There are some things that the general public DOES NOT NEED TO KNOW and for a very good reason. And the part about the agents having a list is very true AND VERY LARGE ! Yes they do take an oath to protect the POTUS with their own life. I’m not sure how they got this wrong the only true part is being a member of the Protection Detail Is voluntary.

  • Paul Gullo
    Paul Gullo Month ago

    Not exactly accurate however THAT IS A VERY GOOD THING INDEED. It means that they are doing their jobs right. Also just one thing I will add as it will not breech any rules or code of conduct, only 2 agents carry one liter of blood each on them. The rest is kept in two other locations. One being The “ Beast” aka POTUS limousines and the rest is even distributed between the Ambulance which is usually 7-8 vehicles behind the Beast” and the rest at the two nearest hospitals on whichever route is taken while on the road. Well it is also carried on one of the Marine One helicopters that flys high above the motorcade at all times. This applies to VPOTUS as well as the Speaker of the House however not nearly as much blood and much smaller motorcades than the 23 vehicles that are standard for all trips outside of The District. Hope this wasps helpful & if you would like anymore unclassified information, let me know and I’ll do my best. God Bless ❤️🙏🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Aaron Maxwell
    Aaron Maxwell Month ago

    🕴🕴secret serice🕴🕴

  • Aaron Maxwell
    Aaron Maxwell Month ago

    🕴🕴secret Cervice's🕴🕴

  • blindtoby
    blindtoby Month ago


  • Jay Bruno
    Jay Bruno Month ago

    I volunteered with the secret service with President Gerrard Ford the agents told me I had enough clearance that I could go up and slap the President on the back and say HI BUT also told do NOT try it LOL . also I saw the jump cars and the arsenal they carried and there is always a helicopter flying above to pluck the President out ASAP . and I met the person who carries the launch codes BUT could not talk or distract him I learned most of these things you showed AND I was SO lucky BUT the MOST interesting thing was the last clip about the Hands waist high THANKS for the video

  • Sean O Leary
    Sean O Leary Month ago

    These is bad news

  • C-Sec Officer 123
    C-Sec Officer 123 Month ago

    That scene at the end of Wild Wild West still bugs me.

  • Tenny sinner
    Tenny sinner Month ago

    then how did u know?

  • Michael Hughes
    Michael Hughes 2 months ago

    "They train with bullets designed to sting and leave a coloured mark". Yeah..... paintballs!

  • paul
    paul 2 months ago

    why protect trump? …...

    SOLOMON OLALERE 2 months ago

    No 2 is a surprise to me

  • charlie chann
    charlie chann 2 months ago

    I dont understand why expert bodyguards and armed escort personnel havent stopped the idiocracy surrounding Trump's "mysterious non human bodyguard" because it has a very easy explanation. Working for a contract company in Turkey many years ago we learned many discrete signs meant to make your co escorts easily convey messages. Each military security personnel along with private contractors use hand signals like this one routinely although each squad has a different meaning for the same signs. This probably was used to convey a minor threat level or a direction of movement sought by the non alien 👽 or robot 🤖 agent. Simple as that. Seems ppl always want to believe that there are much greater things happening rather than using common sense.

  • pro-self-offense
    pro-self-offense 2 months ago

    The thumbnail wasnt shown so...Clickbait 👎..The thumbnail pic shows a secret service agaent holding a pinky on his left hand which is tottaly a fake arm and hand so therfore under his jacket he has his real arm and hand on a weapon like the p90.

  • Edgar Cardenas
    Edgar Cardenas 2 months ago

    #$#$secret service #$#$sb ca 805 er el #$

  • Austria 1966
    Austria 1966 2 months ago

    brain Williams was a agent undercover

  • ngr fthm
    ngr fthm 2 months ago

    I liked the secret headquarters situated in H street, secret cafeteria and no trash cans.

  • Francelle Daco
    Francelle Daco 3 months ago


  • xTraFilms
    xTraFilms 3 months ago

    How would you know where a secret headquarters is? Liessss!

  • John Sebesta
    John Sebesta 3 months ago +1

    I was surprised that you knew all the code names. Even currently,

  • Eva Ddungu
    Eva Ddungu 3 months ago

    H street isn't secret any ore hahahahaha evil laugh

  • Owen Vetro
    Owen Vetro 3 months ago

    The secret service was made to deal with counterfeit cash during Lincoln’s presidency not when he was shot

  • joshua murphy
    joshua murphy 3 months ago

    all of them

  • Bloom Free
    Bloom Free 3 months ago +1

    Thank you for making and uploadng this video,:).
    Thank you for the secret information,:D.

  • AJ Walker
    AJ Walker 3 months ago +2

    Ok cool Bright side

    Wait you'll be arrested if you knew all this

    But are you in the secret service

    Edit: He lies
    Xd i just wrote that bit about if you'll be arrested

  • Big Paul
    Big Paul 3 months ago

    Secret service with secret bunker secret headquarter not to secret if you ask e

  • Mohamed Adam Mohamed
    Mohamed Adam Mohamed 3 months ago

    Special sun glasses.

  • Rohan Ramdial
    Rohan Ramdial 3 months ago

    What about Justin Trudeau does he have security like this

  • M LO
    M LO 3 months ago

    Subscribe for more video of the year

  • chuck sussman
    chuck sussman 3 months ago

    No one calls the secret service the men in Black. Also, all their offices and main headquarters, are all known and not secret.

  • Oma Gerrie
    Oma Gerrie 3 months ago

    mogul whahahahaha lord of the ring's mogul ha ha

  • Don Stafford
    Don Stafford 3 months ago

    Good and interesting info... HOWEVER, PLEASE inform your graphics editor that using the letter 'I" is not the same as using the numeral '1'. That ruined the entire video for me.

  • Thomas McLaurin
    Thomas McLaurin 3 months ago

    SMH, Anything for a story and capture one's attention.

  • The Hermano
    The Hermano 3 months ago

    These secrets isn't secrets anymore :)

  • Dave Levern
    Dave Levern 3 months ago

    The most factual incorrect information concerning the Secret Service. Do your homework.

  • John Pitcher Jr
    John Pitcher Jr 3 months ago

    Agents stay in the room with POTUS when he wants to do freaky business his wife? LOL. You said agents never leave the pres side. Just wondering....that would be messed up.

  • zaki pauzi
    zaki pauzi 3 months ago

    I guess secret service agent are not secret anymore. Almost 900k people are knowing this already.

  • Donald Tembo
    Donald Tembo 3 months ago

    love it but not u trump

  • iCloud Solution any iOS

    Wow !

  • Fintan Cummings
    Fintan Cummings 3 months ago +3

    #13 - I wonder what the floor sensors were picking up that day with Monica L?

  • ki daniels
    ki daniels 3 months ago

    Secret squirrells...okey d oke you can be my wing man....i guess I shall step up a bit...but only if confirmed...no fantasies...i need ah calling

  • Peter pecker
    Peter pecker 3 months ago

    Fully one half is lies

  • iSerixia {KAID}
    iSerixia {KAID} 3 months ago

    Ur voice dead be making me sleepy



  • mwilawise
    mwilawise 3 months ago

    Great and wonderful project

  • Justice NPPA
    Justice NPPA 3 months ago

    Very informative.

    MOHAMED KHAN 3 months ago

    Good to know

  • Michael Wightman
    Michael Wightman 3 months ago

    Nothing like giving our secrets away, smh.

  • Chrishnah Blackwood
    Chrishnah Blackwood 3 months ago

    Wow, these guys are really jack of all trades...😎😎😎😎😎 my respect to everyone who serves

  • Dominick Bundy
    Dominick Bundy 3 months ago

    Why would anyone want to sign up with that agency? Is beyond my comprehension. It seems their life isn’t their own. Plus I wonder what average pay scale for them would be starting out? Being a tax payer. I’d like to know..

  • John S
    John S 3 months ago

    Search Google Maps for "U.S. Secret Service Headquarters, H Street Northwest, Washington, DC" and you will find it at 950 H St NW, not far from the White House and the Capitol. There is a picture of it. Certainly not a secret.

  • karen yochim
    karen yochim 3 months ago

    My favorite of all this fascinating video was the one about Lincoln.

  • Raymond Torres
    Raymond Torres 3 months ago

    It's no secret that they call me Mr tee i pity the fool who don't watch my videos

  • leroy s yeartie
    leroy s yeartie 3 months ago


  • Abhirup Bera
    Abhirup Bera 3 months ago

    Another video on Indian government's secret services please

  • twe12vegaugeTX
    twe12vegaugeTX 4 months ago +2

    Omg mogul's face in the pictures they put in the video!!! HahhahahahahaHhHah

  • Jason RADFORD
    Jason RADFORD 4 months ago

    Bob Dole

  • Scotty Mangrum
    Scotty Mangrum 4 months ago

    This is my video brynlee

  • jeremiah abuga
    jeremiah abuga 4 months ago

    I was surprised with the fact that they don't take death oaths. I used to believe it

  • Leo Araneta Reyes
    Leo Araneta Reyes 4 months ago

    If the SS office is a secret how come you knew their exact location?

  • Zamri Kalis
    Zamri Kalis 4 months ago

  • Boaz wafula
    Boaz wafula 4 months ago

    Hands are ready

  • BTS Studio
    BTS Studio 4 months ago


  • Ntigirishari Elysé
    Ntigirishari Elysé 4 months ago

    So you'd hear something like 'Renegade on the move', right?! :-)

  • Nancy Jones
    Nancy Jones 4 months ago

    Which President was code named Angel?

  • focusglory
    focusglory 4 months ago

    I work at a hospital. The bldg I work in is connected to the bldg where some of the doctor's offices are located. VP Pence had an appt with his Dr there so he showed up with about 12 SS officers, local police and hospital security. He was nice to everyone

  • Dillom Minnix
    Dillom Minnix 4 months ago +4

    3:45 there’s a Netflix show called Designated Survivor

    • Katharina Wolf
      Katharina Wolf 3 months ago

      omg i thought I was the only one who immediately thought of the show when hearing abt one cabinet member being under guard.

  • John Rayford
    John Rayford 4 months ago

    I didn’t know the agents weren’t sworn to lay down their lives... but honored to do so I’m sure!

  • Beverly Crane
    Beverly Crane 4 months ago

    Sounded interesting...can’t listen thru background noises...unsubscribing!

  • 90garrison
    90garrison 4 months ago

    You can tell a liberal directed this video.

  • Jeremy Carter
    Jeremy Carter 4 months ago +3

    I enjoyed the video, but too many Obama pictures. 😒

  • John Tran
    John Tran 4 months ago

    They know how to give first aid...oooohhhhh!!

  • Adnan Khan
    Adnan Khan 4 months ago

    CIA is just a name . We have seen their intelligence in Afghanistan.

  • Charlene Ferguson
    Charlene Ferguson 4 months ago


  • Chad Bischoff
    Chad Bischoff 4 months ago

    I can’t believe anyone would actually take a bullet for Obama. America’s embarrassing President.

  • LadyG
    LadyG 4 months ago

    Who would send a threatening letter to the president as a joke? That would be really crazy.

  • Jane Doe
    Jane Doe 4 months ago

    Are they in the shiter with him?😝

  • Jack Tarasar
    Jack Tarasar 4 months ago

    The Secret Service is a CLOWN SHOW. When Obama was President, at least THREE (3) times some LONE WACK JOB made it OVER the WH fence and even got INSIDE the WH. These SS LOSERS were not even FIRED for their total lack of effectiveness. Then, we have the Obama trip to South America, where the SS Agents brought HOOKERS back to their rooms. At least THREE (3) Directors of the Secret Service have been FIRED under the Obama Administration. The Secret Service could NOT protect a Shopping Mall, never mind a U.S. President!!!!

  • Attila Banovits
    Attila Banovits 4 months ago

    This is common knowledge lol...

  • Timothy Santiago
    Timothy Santiago 4 months ago

    Secret Service was founded in 1789 along with The Marsahal service, under the judiciary act of 1789

  • Scott Avery
    Scott Avery 4 months ago

    Learned nothing startling here...