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Read more about Diplomatic Security's role in criminal investigations, international law enforcement, and protecting U.S. diplomatic facilities, personnel, and information.
Just 48 hours before U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in the Philippine capital to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, Philippine National Police (PNP) investigators thwarted a terrorist plot to disrupt the international gathering by detonating a bomb in metropolitan Manila.
As the lead authority for security at U.S. missions abroad, Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) personnel help prepare embassies, consulates, and even host nations for crisis response. Domestically, DSS special agents partner with federal, state, and local agencies to assist when disasters hit. In 2017, DSS supported hurricane preparedness and response efforts in Texas, Puerto Rico, and throughout the Caribbean.
A DSS special agent offers his view on the unique mission of the Diplomatic Security Service to participants at the 2017 National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA) Training Conference.