United States Secret Service Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, Thomas Poitras, (shown standing in front of the class), and Agents Daniel Broekhuizen and Sam White, (both seated in the background), give instruction on the finer points of Dignitary Protection to members of Troop L. This class was held on August 07, 2002, at the Davie FHP station.
Members of Florida Highway Patrol throughout the state are generally the lead agency responsible for the safe transportation of Presidential and Vice Presidential motorcades. FHP personnel are also called on to provide dignitary protection to other visiting heads of state. The United States Secret Service generally calls on FHP's uniformed members and marked vehicles to handle the motorcades. This task, along with many others, is just one of the responsibilities assigned to members of the Florida Highway Patrol.