Go to House Report 109-333 - USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization
Act of 2005, and check it out for yourself. Sec. 605 reads:
"There is hereby created and established a permanent police force, to be
known as the 'United States Secret Service Uniformed Division.' "
This new federal police force is "subject to the supervision of the
secretary of homeland security."
The new police are empowered to "make arrests without warrant for any
offense against the United States committed in their presence, or for
any felony cognizable under the laws of the United States if they have
reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has
committed or is committing such felony."
The new police are assigned a variety of jurisdictions, including "an
event designated under Section 3056(e) of Title 18 as a special event of
national significance" (SENS).
"A special event of national significance" is neither defined nor does
it require the presence of a "protected person" such as the president in
order to trigger it. Thus, the administration, and perhaps the police
themselves, can place the SENS designation on any event. Once a SENS
designation is placed on an event, the new federal police are empowered
to keep out and to arrest people at their discretion.