The Government Protection Bureau (GPB) like other services of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration (Police, State Fire Department, Border Guard) whose task it is to uphold the law, protect the life and health of citizens and to protect the government and state administration are u nder the supervision of the Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration.
The Government Protection Bureau is a uniformed and armed service carrying out tasks in the field of protection of persons and state installations.
As defined in the Act of 16th March 2001 the GBP protects: the President of the Republic of Poland, the Prime Minister, the Chairman of Sejm, the Chairman of Senate, Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration and the Minister of Foreign Affairs. GPB also protects former presidents of Poland, official foreign delegations during visits to Poland and other persons vital to state security. According to the above Act the GPB protects the following installations: facilities used by the President of Poland and the Prime Minister and the Ministries of Internal Affairs and Administration and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Government Protection Bureau assigns security officers to protect Polish diplomatic posts.
The Government Protection Bureaus security operations are focused on preventative activities realized through: