In April 2012, United States Secret Service (USSS) employees were in Cartagena, Colombia, preparing for a Presidential visit to the Summit of the Americas. during these preparations, several USSS employees were suspected of soliciting prostitutes. In response, USSS took the following steps: (1) managers in Cartagena responded to the alleged solicitation; (2) USSS’ internal affairs office investigated the alleged solicitation; and (3) USSS revised policies and supervision staffing for protective visits. We assessed USSS’ response to the alleged solicitation of prostitutes by its employees.
Adequacy of USSS’ Internal Investigation of Alleged Misconduct in Cartagena, Colombia