Secret Service Loosens Marijuana Hiring Restrictions

Share Tweet Share PinThe Secret Service is set to loosen its policy on prior drug use by potential agents, according to new Director Randolph Alles. Alles believes the adjustment will help the agency accomplish its goal of growing the number of agents by at least 3,000 in the next few years. Thursday marked the first time Director Alles met with reporters for an official press briefing since starting his new post in April, and he wasted no time making headlines. Alles explained that while his agents are “very dedicated,” they just don’t have the numbers to sustain the amount of protection they must provide around the world. Mounting terror threats worldwide and the increasing cost of paying his existing agents overtime have put enormous pressure on the Director to expand his workforce. “We need more people. The mission has changed,” explained Director Alles. Previously, any candidate who admitted to using marijuana more than a couple of times when they were younger was disqualified...



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