The Director of Magical Security 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.
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.
He also held the position of Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement under President Seraphina Picquery, in which capacity he was described as the President's "right-hand man". 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.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (First appearance)
Notes and references
- "Fantastic Beasts: First look at Ezra Miller's mysterious character" at Entertainment Weekly
- Colin Farrell stated in an interview that a task of Percival Grave's was to uphold the segregation of the magical and non-magical worlds. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POjNZbSd1Wc&t=413s)
- "'Fantastic Beasts' characters revealed: An auror, a 'Second Salemer,' and more" at Hypable
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film)
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