Regional Security Office (RSO)

Regional Security Office Special Agents of the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security are sworn Federal Law Enforcement Officers who are responsible for the security of Foreign Service personnel, property, and sensitive information throughout the world. Referred to overseas as Regional Security Officers, agents administer and manage U.S. diplomatic mission security programs to include protection of personnel, facilities, and sensitive information against hostile intelligence, criminal, and terrorist activities. Other duties include managing the Marine Security Guard and contract local guard security programs, manage or implement security-related aspects of new office building construction, and develop and implement counter-terrorist access controls for existing and new buildings.

The Regional Security Office is the coordinator for all U.S. law enforcement agencies, both federal and local, which do not have permanent offices established at U.S. Embassy Warsaw.

The Regional Security Office is also the Technical Advisor to the Overseas Security Advisory Council, an organization of U.S. businesses designed to address security concerns affecting private sector activities in Poland.

The Diplomatic Security Service manages the Rewards for Justice Program.

Marine Security Guard Detachment

The primary mission of Marine Security Guards is to provide internal security services at designated United States Diplomatic and Consular facilities, to prevent the compromise of classified information and equipment vital to the national security of the United States. The secondary mission of MSGs is to provide protection for United States citizens and United States Government property located within the premises of designated United States Diplomatic and Consular facilities.