Regional Security Office

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

A Regional Security Office is the office at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate that oversees all functions of security. It is headed by a special agent of the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) who has the title of Regional Security Officer (RSO).

Overview[edit]

The employees of a Regional Security Office are responsible for the safety and security of all Americans at post. This includes managing security for official buildings, as well as residences.

Within a Regional Security Office, and under its RSO, may be found Assistant RSOs, Office Management Specialists and other assistants. In addition, the Engineering Services Center/Office, and the Marine Security Guard detachment office, which report through the RSO, are considered to be sub-units of the Regional Security Office.

Fugitives[edit]

Because the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service is the most widely represented law enforcement organizations in the world,[clarification needed] its capability to track and capture fugitives who have fled U.S. jurisdiction to avoid prosecution is unmatched.[citation needed] During 2009, DSS assisted in the resolution of 136 international fugitive cases from around the globe.[1]

See also[edit]

  • Ramzi Yousef - captured by U.S. Diplomatic Security utilizing Rewards for Justice (RFJ)
  • Rewards for Justice - money for information leading to the capture of terrorists, administered by U.S. Diplomatic Security

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DSS collaborates with America's Most Wanted". Amw.com. 2010-02-26. Archived from the original on 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2012-09-10.

External links[edit]