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K-State Today

April 1, 2011

Crime stopper: Secret service agent to discuss work, job opportunities

Submitted by Julie Fosberg

A representative from the federal agency best known for protecting U.S. presidents will discuss his work Thursday, April 7, at Kansas State University.

The presentation by an agent with the U.S. Secret Service office in Wichita will be from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Staterooms at the K-State Student Union. The event is free and open to the public, but no photography or video will be allowed. It is sponsored by the K-State Criminology Club.

Ronnie Hernandez, president of the club, said the agent will discuss the role of the Secret Service in the criminal justice system, as well as employment and internship opportunities with the agency.

The Secret Service is mandated by Congress to carry out dual missions: protection of national and visiting foreign leaders, and criminal investigations involving the nation's financial systems. The agency has more than 150 offices across in the U.S. and abroad.

The Secret Service has been a part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security since 2003; the agency was formerly a part of the U.S. Treasury Department.

More information on the presentation is available at http://ksucrimclub.weebly.com or by contacting Hernandez at ronh@k-state.edu.