The Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) protective detail assigned to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, partners with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to conduct monthly training for New York field office special agents. The training helps to familiarize special agents with escort detail procedures, contingency planning techniques, and other technical skills needed to protect the ambassador. The NYPD Advanced Tactics Unit instructed DSS special agents on mechanical and hydraulic breaching techniques, potentially useful tools during critical incidents, April 29-30. The training also covered responses to medical emergencies; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high yield explosives incidents; and attacks on protective details.
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