U.S. Secret Service Faculty: Jesse Baker

USSS seal 150Jesse Baker is a member of the Senior Executive Service who currently serves as the United States Secret Service Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office. In this role for the nation’s most populous county, Mr. Baker oversees the appropriate fulfillment of the Secret Service’s unique dual mission of federal investigations of select criminal violations, as well as the safeguarding of our nation’s most important elected officials. He directs a diverse staff of special agents as well as administrative, technical, and information technology personnel of every experience level, and utilizes and organizes the finite financial and human capital resources of the office to effectively fulfill the agency’s responsibilities.

Mr. Baker previously served as a member and later a supervisor on the Presidential Protective Division. Mr. Baker served as a congressional fellow to United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, where he advised United States Senators on a multitude of law enforcement topics. He returned for a subsequent assignment as a fellow to the US Senate Committee on Finance, where he provided consultation to senators on a myriad of committee issues, including the US tax code and Social Security. He was later detailed to the Western-Pacific region for the Federal Aviation Administration in the Department of Transportation, where he collaborated with key officials and executive leadership on diverse topics.

Mr. Baker holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in accounting from the University of Arizona. He is a current MBA candidate at UCLA. He has received numerous awards recognizing commendable performance throughout his career, including receiving four letters of commendation sent by two United States Senators to the Director of the United States Secret Service.