U.S. Secret Service Hosts Visiting Police Executives at White House

Published on May 14, 2023


Charlotte, N.C. – (Sunday, May 14, 2023) – The U.S. Secret Service hosted seven visiting police executives on Saturday, May 13 at the White House as part of National Police Week.  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Chief Johnny Jennings was among the guests from select police departments treated to a guided tour of the mansion, as well several demonstrations from the U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division.

The group was greeted by U.S. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle and the tour was led by Chief Alfonso Dyson and Assistant Chief Richard Macauley of the Uniformed Division.  In addition to Chief Jennings, representatives from the following agencies participated in Saturday’s event:

  • Atlanta Police Department
  • Chicago Police Department
  • Miami-Dade Police Department
  • Milwaukee Police Department
  • Philadelphia Police Department
  • Phoenix Police Department

The demonstrations included a showcase of the U.S. Secret Service canine unit’s explosive detection and personnel screening capabilities; a presentation from the Hazardous Agent Mitigation Medical Emergency Response, or HAMMER, Team; a meet and greet with the counter sniper and specialized rifle units; a tour of the Crime Scene Search Unit vehicle; a discussion with the Emergency Response Team; a briefing from the Mission Assurance Mobile Field Force; and more.

“The Secret Service values the strong relationships we have with our local law enforcement partners,” Director Cheatle said. “We work hand in hand with local law enforcement to protect our nation’s leaders and investigate cases of financial fraud. Inviting our partners to the White House gives them a glimpse of our mission and capabilities, and we believe it will encourage further collaboration.”

The U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division is comprised of roughly 1,600 officers. These men and women safeguard the White House, the Vice President’s residence at the Naval Observatory and Embassy Row in Washington, D.C. They also travel around the world to work with the Secret Services’ more than 3,600 special agents to secure facilities and venues for protectees.

“I think Saturday was important on two levels. On a personal level, just seeing the history and behind the scenes of the White House was an incredible opportunity. Professionally, seeing everything that goes behind the safety and security of the president was incredible,” CMPD Chief Johnny Jennings.





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