Barbara Riggs directed the creation of the National Threat Assessment Center in 1998. Under her direction, the Center conducted the most exhaustive study of assassination attempts and, in partnership with the Department of Education, developed the Safe School Initiative, which examined school shootings and other school based attacks. Based on the findings, the agencies created a guide for schools and train school and law enforcement professionals on threat assessment in schools.
One of the first 10 women sworn in as Secret Service special agents, Riggs has protected U.S. presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
Barbara Riggs has had a long and distinguished career in the United States Secret Service. When she was appointed Deputy Director of the agency in September of 2004, she became the first woman in the agency’s 139-year history to serve in that role, making her the highest -ranking woman in law enforcement at the time.
This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required to attend.When: Dec 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM