Secret Service Can’t Find Tons Of Its Guns, Phones, Badges And Cars

The Daily Caller – by Kathryn Watson

Thousands of sensitive assets belonging to U.S. Secret Service agents, including firearms, computer laptops, work badges, telephones and even motor vehicles, have been lost during the past 15 years, according to documents obtained by nonprofit government watchdog Judicial Watch.

“This is supposedly an elite law enforcement agency — how did all this equipment get stolen?” or lost. “This is alarming. Every American should be alarmed about this,” Judicial Watch’s Irene Garcia told The Daily Caller News Foundation.  

Secret Service agents reported 11,780 lost or stolen assets between fiscal years 2001 and 2016, according to the data Judicial Watch received, although the agency didn’t distinguish between lost and stolen items.

A total of 121 “weapons/pistols” were lost or stolen from 2001 through 2016, including 69 in 2002 alone. The Secret Service also reported 736 cell phones, 571 badges and six vehicles as lost or stolen in that same period.

But uncategorized or “all remaining” assets account for 4,644 of the 11,780 lost or stolen items. More assets were lost or stolen in fiscal year 2004 than any other year — 1,362, most of which were uncategorized.

This new information suggests that sporadic news reports in recent years about the Secret Service agents losing cell phones and guns were snapshots of a larger problem.

“Honestly, it’s baffling,” Garcia said.

The Secret Service took nearly a year to answer Judicial Watch’s December 2015 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documentation on all assets reported missing since 2001. Judicial Watch made the request as a part of a larger investigation.

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11 thoughts on “Secret Service Can’t Find Tons Of Its Guns, Phones, Badges And Cars

  1. wow…. I just bumped into a guy who said that for a mere $100 bucks, I could be a real secret serviceman with a badge, a gun, and everything.

  2. “This is alarming. Every American should be alarmed about this,” Judicial Watch’s Irene Garcia told The Daily Caller News Foundation.”

    Spoken like a true communist distraction asset.

    No, what every American should be FAR more alarmed about is how they’re USING that equipment (when it’s ‘available’, that is) AGAINST US, in violation of our Bill of Rights!

  3. In the Army millions of dollars of equipment went missing every year… The black market was huge run by the those on active duty…it was the same everywhere…the black market is run by our own government and shit just vanishes into thin air…no shit. The Officers just passed it on the the missing inventory to the next dumb-ass who signed for equipment that never was there…oh that is just how its done…its was endemic, you were forced to sign for non-existent equipment. This is when I knew the fix was in and almost ended up in Leavenworth. Liars and thieves permeated the military from bottom to top. Extrapolating … the entire Government is a shithole, forget about being a whistle-blower…they would bury you fn ass as quick as you can say foff. That was over 40 years ago…that Secret Service shit put money in the mafias pockets and went into secret black ops…

  4. Screw the Secret Service suck-ups. How pathetic do you have to be to make it your career, your life’s mission, to protect other men who aren’t even related to you? To put their lives before your own, taking the risk of bringing grief to your family? And this isn’t even for honorable people, but for politicians!

    I just hope the gear found its way into worthy hands.

  5. These people have to be stoners.
    How can you just loose sht like that…?
    They’re the type that root through the house looking for their keys.
    Freaking out late for work.
    While holding the lost keys in their hands.

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