The United States Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s (DS) New York Field Office is one of eight in the United States.
New York Field Office
1 Executive Drive
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Phone: (201) 346-8100
Fax: (201) 944-5106
The New York Field Office is responsible for the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Connecticut.
The office has approximately 140 Diplomatic Security special agents and investigators. These special agents and investigators form the backbone of DS' domestic law enforcement mission.
PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATIVE FOCUS
The principle investigative focus of the New York Field Office is maintaining the integrity of U.S. passports and visas. To accomplish this mission, the office works with Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies, along with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, to investigate any fraudulent use of a U.S. passport or visa.
Another crucial aspect of the New York Field Office’s responsibility is conducting personnel security investigations of prospective candidates for employment with the Department of State and other foreign affairs agencies. These background checks occur to comply with U.S. Government and Department of State regulations and procedures.
The New York Field Office is also responsible for providing protective security to certain high-level foreign dignitaries when they are in the United States. Specifically, the field office is crucial to security preparations for the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting held every October. In addition, the office provides protective security coordination for foreign missions, consulates general, and consulates located within their respective geographic areas of responsibility. This protection includes providing crime prevention and security related guidance to these facilities and assigned diplomatic personnel as appropriate.