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

U.S. Department of State

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