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Security Services in Poland and Their Oversight

Two statutorily defined security services exist in Poland: the Office of State Protection (UOP) and Military Information Services (WSI). The definition of security services is specified in Article 4.2 of the Law on UOP of 6 April 1990:

Attached to the Council of Ministers a Board for Security Services (Board) shall operate, as an agency to prepare opinions and advice in matters of programming, supervision and co-ordination of operations of the Office of State Protection and Military Information Services (Security Services), and of activities performed by the Police, Frontier Guards and Military Police, and aimed at protection of state security...1