Background

Hypnosis is a state of human consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion.

In some cases, hypnosis has been used by law enforcement to help witnesses recall previous events, memories etc.

I thought it would be interesting to see if hypnosis was utilized by the United States Secret Service (USSS), so in June of 2017, I filed a FOIA request that asked for the following:

I respectfully request a copy of records, electronic or otherwise, of any and all policy documents, or records describing the use of HYPNOSIS by your agency.

The below is the only responsive record that came in.

Document Archive

 Hypnosis and the United States Secret Service (USSS), Released March 2019 [4 Pages, 0.6MB]

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