Skip to comments.Chaperones included in new Secret Service conduct rules
Posted on 04/29/2012 8:59:21 AM PDT by Justaham
Embarrassed by a prostitution scandal, the Secret Service will assign chaperones on some trips to enforce new rules of conduct that make clear that excessive drinking, entertaining foreigners in their hotel rooms and cavorting in disreputable establishments are no longer tolerated.
The stricter measures, issued by the Secret Service on Friday for agents and employees, apply even when traveling personnel are off duty.
The policies, outlined in a memorandum obtained by The Associated Press, are the agency's latest attempt to respond to the scandal that surfaced as President Barack Obama was headed to a Latin American summit in Cartagena, Colombia, earlier this month.
The embattled Secret Service director, Mark Sullivan, urged agents and other employees to "consider your conduct through the lens of the past several weeks."
Sullivan said the rules "cannot address every situation that our employees will face as we execute our dual-missions throughout the world." He added: "The absence of a specific, published standard of conduct covering an act or behavior does not mean that the act is condoned, is permissible or will not call for -- and result in -- corrective or disciplinary action."
"All employees have a continuing obligation to confront expected abuses or perceived misconduct," Sullivan said.
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Kinda reminds one of high school trips to Europe. For the chaperons in this case...if they screw up....they get fired. So I’m guessing they will want everyone to be accounted for at a certain time, and everyone acts professional. Kind of sad to treat a bunch of thirty-five year old guys this way.
The Secret Service is so childish they need “chaperons”?
I feel so proud.
“Chaperones” for the Secret Services guys? ROTFL!!! We’ve fallen farther than I thought we had.
If we are now reduced to assigning chaperones to our SS agents I think its time to outsource the job of protecting the President. Gavin DeBecker springs to mind.
I was going to suggest sending their mothers along with them but it looks like they didn’t do such a good job either.
Good grief. What are we coming to? Surely the end is near.
Doesn’t 0bmama already have a road trip Czar?
But who watches the watchers?
Another of our institutions humbled. I no longer recognize the country I grew up in.
Chaperons. Is the no end to the humiliation? Yet, this is what happens when we become a silly country run by silly people.
The guys responsible for guarding the most powerful man in the world needs chaperons?? Aww. Shit.....
I think its time to bring the overseas government employees under that kind of law.
Behave or be fined up to a years pay and some jail time for good measure
Ehhhh.....it’s just the Democrats creating more government jobs and thus more taxpayer money being handed to Democrats.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
The Secret Service is NOT VERY secret ANYMORE...
What, no hideously expensive “counseling”, seminars in tropical locations, or mandated, taxpayer-funded educational programs run by talentless Communist academics?
“Chaperones included in new Secret Service conduct rules”
Just means that in the future, prostitutes will be on the government payroll and have the title of “chaperones.” It’s the new job title, replacing “escort” since that title has gained a derogatory meaning.
This will be done in order to avoid public disturbances regarding disputes of payment. The unionized chaperones will be required to accompany the SS (Secret Service) on all trips abroad!