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Protection and Guard Service

Romania, Bucharest, District 5, Palace of Parliament, B3 wing,
no. 1-3, Calea 13 Septembrie, Postal Code 050711
Tel: 021 - 408.10.21; 021 - 408.13.20;
Fax 021 - 408.11.01;
E-mail: relatii_publice@spp.ro
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About the Protection and Guard Service

According to the regulations in force, The Protection and Guard Service is a state institution, with tasks in the field of national security, specialized in providing protection for the Romanian dignitaries as well as foreign ones, during the latter´s stay in Romania. It also provides security for the dignitaries´ families, within the boundaries of legal competence. Another task is to provide guard for the dignitaries work places or residences, in accordance with the decisions of Supreme Council of National Defense.

In order to carry out its missions, The Protection and Guard Service cooperates with The Ministry of National Defense, The Ministry of the Interior and Administrative Reform, The Romanian Intelligence Service, The Foreign Intelligence Service, The Special Telecommunication Service as well as other ministries and structures of the central and local public administration. During its missions, SPP organizes and coordinates the activity of all the participant forces of the above mentioned structures.


Juridical Framework

Structure of the Protection and Guard Service

The Protection and Guard Service is led by a director, with the rank of secretary of state, appointed by the President of Romania, at the proposal of The supreme Council of National Defense.

The director of The Protection and Guard Service has in his immediate subordination a first deputy and also a deputy.

The first deputy as well as the deputy have the rank of undersecretary of state and are appionted by the President of Romania, with the approval of The Supreme Council of National Defense. The Protection and Guard Service is formed by a staff department and also operative ones which are necessary to carry out the tasks provided by law; these departments are in a hierarchical subordination only to the leadership of the service.

Affiliation to international institutions

1998 – founding member ofl A.P.P.S. (Association of Personal Protection Services, association which was set up in Israel, at the IV-th Conference of the Protection Services.

2007 – member of E.N.P.P.F. (European Network for the Protection of Public Figures), which was founded in 2002, through a decision of the European Council with a view to strengthening the cooperation between the national police services and other services tasked with the protection of public figures.