Joseph A. Kefer
Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge
U.S. Secret Service
Joseph Kefer has been a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service since 2003, and was initially assigned to the San Francisco Field Office, where he investigated counterfeit currency and credit cards, and threats against U.S. Secret Service protectees. In 2009, Kefer moved to Washington D.C., assigned to the Counter Assault Team, providing physical protection to the President, Vice President, and other Secret Service protectees. In 2013, Kefer was assigned to the Presidential Protective Division, providing physical protection to the President, his family, and members of his administration. At the conclusion of 2016, he transferred to the Chicago Field Office, and is currently the Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge of the Cyber Fraud Task Force. Since being in Chicago, he has worked a multitude of financial crimes investigations, including counterfeit currency manufacturing, counterfeit check manufacturing, counterfeit credit card fraud and manufacturing, embezzlement, and a wide variety of financial institution fraud. Kefer is also responsible for training new agents to the Chicago Field Office, and coordinate our Search and Arrest Warrant Team.