Secret Service Boot Camp: A Rare Inside Look

ABC News gets exclusive look at how officers are trained to guard the president.

March 09, 2015, 12:03 PM

— -- What does it take to become a Secret Service officer?

ABC News got a rare look inside the presidential protection service’s training facility outside Washington, D.C., where officers in training undergo six months of intensive coursework and physical preparation before taking their oaths to protect the first family.

The training ranges from firearms and first aid to self-defense and driving exercises.

In one training exercise, a Secret Service officer poses as an intruder and another officer releases a trained dog to attack him.

To see just how quickly the dog completes its task, and learn more about Secret Service training, check out the exclusive video in this story.

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