Security Assistance to the Foreign Diplomatic CommunitySecurity is an important part of the mission of the Office of Foreign Missions. We work closely with law enforcement organizations within the Department of State as well as federal and local law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety and security of the foreign missions and their personnel.
Within the State Department, Diplomatic Security has the primary responsibility to ensure that protection is extended to all foreign officials and their missions across the
Please Note: Any foreign mission requiring immediate emergency assistance of any kind should first call the local police, fire, or ambulance service before contacting Diplomatic Security.
In addition to coordinating protective security measures, the Protective Liaison Division offers briefings and seminars, specialized training and consultation on a broad range of security-related topics, and works closely with the Office of Foreign Missions to ensure the safety and security of foreign missions and their personnel.
The Protective Liaison Division can be contacted in