U.S. Secret Service

Training Center Operational Costs (2008)

Expense Amount: $51,954,000
Year of Expense: 2008
Expense Details:

Operation costs of the James J. Rowley Training Center. Listed in the budget of Homeland Security.

Source Details: The Cost of the Whole White House, http://whitehousetransitionproject.org/resources/briefing/Patterson-Cost%20of%20WH.pdf, "To Serve the President", Bradley H Patterson, 2008, pg 32.
Creation Date: February 1, 2010

Mail Security (2008)

Expense Amount: $16,201,000
Year of Expense: 2008
Expense Details:

For screening of White House mail. Listed in the budget of Homeland Security.

Source Details: The Cost of the Whole White House, http://whitehousetransitionproject.org/resources/briefing/Patterson-Cost%20of%20WH.pdf, "To Serve the President", Bradley H Patterson, 2008, pg 32.
Creation Date: February 1, 2010

Training Center Improvements Costs (2008)

Expense Amount: $3,725,000
Year of Expense: 2008
Expense Details:

For improvements to the James J. Rowley Training Center. Listed in the budget of Homeland Security.

Source Details: The Cost of the Whole White House, http://whitehousetransitionproject.org/resources/briefing/Patterson-Cost%20of%20WH.pdf, "To Serve the President", Bradley H Patterson, 2008, pg 32.
Creation Date: February 1, 2010

Protection (2008)

Expense Amount: $689,535,000
Year of Expense: 2008
Expense Details:

Protection of persons and facilities. Listed in the budget of Homeland Security.

Source Details: The Cost of the Whole White House, http://whitehousetransitionproject.org/resources/briefing/Patterson-Cost%20of%20WH.pdf, "To Serve the President", Bradley H Patterson, 2008, pg 32.
Creation Date: February 1, 2010

Obama's 2009 Inauguration

Expense Amount: $160,000,000
Year of Expense: 2009
Expense Details:

The cost of Obama's 2009 inauguration has been reported to be up to $160 million, though there is some dispute about the true cost.

Source Details: See http://www.factcheck.org/2009/01/comparing-inauguration-costs/ and http://mediamatters.org/columns/200901170003
Creation Date: October 7, 2009

Green Bay Town Hall Style Meeting

Expense Amount: $32000
Year of Expense: 2009
Expense Details:

President Barack Obama visited the Green Bay Southwest High School's gym for a town hall style meeting.

Source Details: GreenBay Press Gazette, Police costs for Obama's Green Bay visit near $32,000, June 17, 2009, http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20090617/GPG0101/90617079/1207
Creation Date: October 7, 2009

Martha's Vineyard Vacation Security

Expense Amount: $148,000
Year of Expense: 2009
Expense Details:

David Procopia, state police spokesman, declared that the state "anticipates spending $148,000 in overtime for the Obama visit" to Martha's Vineyard in August 2009.

Source Details: Cape Cod Times, "Vineyard will share in Obama security costs, August 19 2009, http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090819/NEWS/908190322/-1/NEWS27
Creation Date: October 7, 2009

Presidential Candidate Protection

Expense Amount: $107,000,000
Year of Expense: 2007
Expense Details:

Costs to protect Obama as a 2007 presidential candidate have been variously estimated at $44,000-45,000 a day for round the clock protection.

Darrin Blackford, a US Secret Service spokesman, has also stated the the total cost for protecting the 2008 presidential candidates was a record setting $107 million.

Source Details: Newsweek.com, "The Cost of Security" Nov 30 2007, http://www.newsweek.com/id/73188

http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2007/07/report_obama_protection_costs.html

Creation Date: October 7, 2009

First Family Protection

Expense Amount: $66,023,100
Year of Expense: 2009
Expense Details:

Department of Homeland Security now administers the Secret Service.

  • Exact number of officers detailed to the first family undeclared, for security reasons.
  • The 1,300 Uniformed Division officers of the Secret Service protect the president, his family, and others such as the vice-president and family, ex-presidents and their families (limited to ten years), diplomatic missions, and foreign dignitaries visiting the United States, etc. requiring secret service protection. It also protects the Main Treasury building and annex.)
  • Newly appointed officers normally work a 40-hour workweek on a set schedule (e.g., 6:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m., or 10:30 p.m.-7:00 a.m. shifts). Workdays and shifts will vary depending on assignment and manpower requirements.
  • Overtime is compensated at the rate of time and one-half, or through compensatory time off .
  • President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama's May 30 trip to New York for dinner and a Broadway show incurred $11,648.17 in extra security costs documented by the U.S. Secret Service.
Source Details: "Obamas run up security bill," Politico (staff report)
Creation Date: November 23, 2009

Intelligence (2008)

Expense Amount: $57,704,000
Year of Expense: 2008
Expense Details:

For protective intelligence activities. Listed in the budget of Homeland Security.

Source Details: The Cost of the Whole White House, http://whitehousetransitionproject.org/resources/briefing/Patterson-Cost%20of%20WH.pdf, "To Serve the President", Bradley H Patterson, 2008, pg 32.
Creation Date: February 1, 2010

Special Security Events (2008)

Expense Amount: $1,000,000
Expense Details:

For handling "special security events", such as the 2009 inauguration. Listed in the budget of Homeland Security.

Source Details: The Cost of the Whole White House, http://whitehousetransitionproject.org/resources/briefing/Patterson-Cost%20of%20WH.pdf, "To Serve the President", Bradley H Patterson, 2008, pg 32.
Creation Date: February 1, 2010