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The Director of Magical Security[1] was the chief security officer for the protection and concealment of the wizarding community of the United States of America. It was a high-ranking position within the Magical Congress of the United States of America, roughly equivalent to the No-Maj post of Secretary of Homeland Security, and seen as somewhat of a "second-in-command" to the President. Perhaps most important of all the duties of the Director of Magical Security was the upholding of Rappaport's Law.[2]

The Auror Divisions, the Federal Bureau of Covert Vigilance and No-Maj Obliviation, the Department of No-Maj Misinformation and the Surveillance Wizarding Resources Department all presumably fell under the purview of the Director of Magical Security, as all of the aforementioned departments in various ways were charged with keeping the magical community of America safe and hidden, both vital for the continued security of the magical citizens of the country.

The Wand Permit Office could also to some extent be answerable to the holder of said office, as MACUSA could use wand permits to disclose the identity of criminals, which would also play a part in keeping the wizarding society in America safe from such individuals.


In 1926, Percival Graves, a former Auror, served as Director of Magical Security.

He also held the position of Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement under President Seraphina Picquery,[1] in which capacity he was described as the President's "right-hand man".[3] Percival presumably had many more duties on his plate than safeguarding the community in this manner, though it seemed to be considered his most important duty.

By December 1926, Percival Graves was being impersonated by Gellert Grindelwald, who acted in the capacity of Director to try and protect the wizarding community from the damage caused by the creatures that escaped Newton Scamander's suitcase. He also used the position to try to find an Obscurial. He acted as Percival to befriend Credence Barebone, who he believed could lead him to the Obscurial, until he discovered that Credence himself was the Obscurial.[4]


Notes and references

Magical Congress of the United States of America
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Josiah Jackson (1693-?) · Charity Wilkinson · Thornton Harkaway (c. 1760) · Able Fleming · Elizabeth McGilliguddy (c. 1777) · Emily Rappaport (c. 1790) · Seraphina Picquery (1920-1928) · Samuel G. Quahog (c. 2014)


Abraham Potter · Achilles Tolliver · Berthilde Roche · Carlos Lopez · Cas Carneirus · Cormac O'Brien · E. A. Limus · Gondulphus Graves · Helmut Weiss · M. L. Minus · M. P. Carneirus · Mary Jauncey · Mungo MacDuff · Percival Graves · Porpentina Goldstein · Robert Grimsditch · Saranna Wilkinson · Theodard Fontaine · Wilhelm Fischer · Unidentified Aurors

Other positions

Apparition Examiner · Auror Commissioner · Captain of Aurors · Chief Auror · Chief of Staff · Director of Magical Security · Executioner · Federal Identity Commissioner · Federal Wand Permit Officer · Keeper of Treasure and Dragots · Obliviator ·Surveillor of Activity

Other employees

Abernathy · Albert Perschky · Aristotle Twelvetrees · Bernadette · Beryl · Cecily · E. A. Limus · F. Wakefield · Holly Blackbird · Irene Kneedander · J. Ward · L. O'Sullivan · Magali Crowe · Paloma Proudfoot · Queenie Goldstein · Red · Ruby · Sam · Unidentified executioner (I) · Unidentified executioner (II) · Unidentified guide · Y. Blishen


Body for Protection of Magical Species · Department of Aurors · Department of Magical Law Enforcement · Department of No-Maj Misinformation · Department of Unidentifiable Magical Objects · Department for Confiscated Items · Federal Bureau of Covert Vigilance and No-Maj Obliviation · MACUSA Communications Department · MACUSA Investigation Department · MACUSA Surveillance Wizarding Resources Department · Magical Cleaning Department · Major Investigation Department · Office for Magic Relations and Education · US Auror Divisions · Wand Permit Department · Wizarding Resources Department


Death Cell · Great Meeting Chamber · Lobby · No-Maj Fraternisation sub-division · Pentagram Office · Percival Graves' office · Register Office · Typing Pool · Wand Permit Office · Young Wizards Daycare Center