Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) is the law enforcement and security arm of the U.S. Department of State. DSS is a world leader in dignitary protection, passport and visa fraud investigations, threat analysis, cybersecurity, antiterrorism training, and security technology.
- Overseas: Provides security for U.S.diplomats, protects facilities and information, conducts international criminal investigations;
- Domestic: Conducts passport and visa fraud investigations—partnering with local, federal, and international law enforcement; conducts counterintelligence and special investigations, and secures domestic U.S. State Department facilities;
- Protection: Protects the U.S. secretary of state as well as visiting foreign dignitaries below the head-of-state level, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., U.S. delegations overseas, and U.S.athletes at international events;
- Training: Prepares DSS and the U.S.diplomatic community to meet the safety and security challenges of serving overseas; and
- Critical Information: Safeguards sensitive diplomatic data and information.
1,900+ | MARINE SECURITY GUARDS
700+ | FOREIGN SERVICE NATIONAL INVESTIGATORS
2,100+ | SPECIAL AGENTS/CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS
100+ | DIPLOMATIC COURIERS
43,600+ | FOREIGN GUARD, BODYGUARD AND SURVEILLANCE DETECTION PERSONNEL
100+ | NAVY SEABEES
200+ | SECURITY ENGINEERING OFFICERS
1,300+ | UNIFORMED PROTECTION OFFICERS
800+ | CIVIL SERVANTS
140+ | SECURITY TECHNICAL SPECIALISTS