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Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Tour of the U.S. Secret Service James J. Rowley Training Center

Release Date: 
June 3, 2009

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

Laurel, Md.—U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano met with U.S. Secret Service (USSS) Director Mark Sullivan, toured the James J. Rowley Training Center this morning and received demonstrations on firearms, canine capabilities and the USSS protective operations driving course. The 493-acre facility features two tactical villages utilized to provide advanced realistic training and situational exercises to hundreds of new recruits, in-service investigative and protective training to current employees as well as briefings for other federal, state and local law enforcement personnel. Secretary Napolitano also addressed special agent and Uniformed Division Officer recruit classes in the midst of their 28-week training course.

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