Bureau of Diplomatic Security
The Diplomatic Security Service is the law enforcement and security arm of the U.S. Department of State. It bears the core responsibility for providing a safe environment for the conduct of U.S. foreign policy.
Latest News From DSS
Finding Solace: DSS medic uncovers incidence of PTSD
Department of State employees who serve in high-threat environments can suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Just ask Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Tactical Emergency Medical Support Program Manager James Eusanio.
DSS Investigator Coordinates Rescue of Dozens from Somali Re-Acculturation Facilities in Kenya
In June 2017, the Assistant Regional Security Officer-Investigator (ARSO-I) at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi worked with State Department consular officers, other U.S. federal agencies, foreign embassies, and the Kenyan National Police Service’s Serious Crime Unit (NPS) to successfully locate and rescue individuals held against their will at three ethnic Somali re-acculturation facilities.
Every Pouch has a Story
The Department of State Diplomatic Courier Service, which marks its 100th anniversary in 2018, ships tens of thousands of bags and containers, known as pouches, around the world each year (more than 116,000 separate items in 2017). Many of these pouches and diplomatic couriers have amazing tales to share.
DSS and GLIFAA Participate in Capital Pride Events
Wearing DSS, GLIFAA, and U.S. Department of State shirts and hats, and carrying banners, personnel from the Diplomatic Service (DSS) and LGBT+ pride in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA) joined together to represent the Department during the 2018 Capital Pride parade on Saturday, June 9 in Washington, D.C. The following day, the groups staffed a recruitment booth at the Capital Pride festival—providing community outreach and recruiting materials to festival participants.