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  1. Homeland Security Investigations
  2. Who We Are
  3. Our Offices
  4. Headquarters Offices

Headquarters Offices

Headquarters Offices

Located in Washington, D.C., HSI Headquarters (HQ) sets the strategic direction for HSI and plays a critical support role for HSI’s global operations.

Every day, in cities across the U.S. and countries around the world, HSI special agents, criminal analysts and support personnel protect the nation from global threats. The focus of HSI HQ is to ensure that our workforce has the support and resources they need to accomplish this critical mission.

While HSI’s field offices domestically and internationally direct and lead our day-to-day operations, HSI HQ personnel provide national-level management and oversight on several fronts:

  • Investigations: For every type of investigation we conduct, there is an HQ unit responsible for managing each program at a national level. HQ personnel provide guidance, support, subject matter expertise and coordination for our investigations conducted in the field. HQ also ensures timely reporting of significant enforcement actions to agency and department leadership and to the public.
  • Initiatives: HQ personnel develop, implement and manage nationwide and international initiatives and projects that advance HSI’s mission and priorities.
  • Intelligence Analysis: The HSI Office of Intelligence provides national level criminal analysis on our investigations, illuminating criminal networks and helping to connect the dots between cases to ensure we maximize our ability to prevent crime and keep the public safe.
  • Resources and Administration: HQ ensures our field offices have the tools, equipment, personnel and funding needed to accomplish our mission.
  • Policy: HQ personnel are responsible for developing and implementing policies governing the operational and administrative work we perform.
  • Training: HQ oversees and coordinates basic and advanced level training for HSI personnel, including the HSI Academy at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
  • Relationships and Partnerships: HSI HQ develops and maintains relationships with key partners, including the Departments of Justice, State and Defense, with other federal law enforcement agencies and the intelligence community, with foreign embassies and consulates in Washington, D.C., with Congress and with industry and non-governmental organizations.
  • Strategy: HSI executive leadership sets the strategic vision and direction for HSI, prioritizing investigations and initiatives.

HSI HQ is organized into nine separate divisions, each led by an Assistant Director who reports to the HSI Deputy Executive Associate Director and HSI Executive Associate Director.

  1. Administrative Operations (OAO) provides HSI domestic and international offices with budget formulation, budget execution, financial oversight, acquisitions and procurement, workforce management and other administrative services.
  2. Domestic Operations (DO) manages, directs, coordinates and supports all investigative activities of HSI domestic field offices.
  3. Center for Countering Human Trafficking (CCHT) advances counter human trafficking law enforcement operations, protect victims, and enhance prevention efforts by aligning DHS’ capabilities and expertise.
  4. Countering Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) furthers HSI’s mission by supporting investigations and operations related to transnational crime, financial and narcotics violations, human trafficking and smuggling, public safety and labor exploitation.
  5. Cyber and Operational Technology (COT) oversees investigations of internet-related crimes, including cybercrime and child exploitation and manages initiatives that combine information sharing and technology across DHS.
  6. Global Trade oversees and supports investigations of U.S. import and export laws to ensure national security, protect the public’s health and safety and stop predatory and illegal trade practices.
  7. Office of Intelligence uses the HSI Framework for Criminal Analysis to conduct sophisticated and complex analysis of criminals and their networks in support of HSI investigations and investigative priorities.
  8. International Operations (IO) develops and supports investigations, initiatives and operations conducted or supported by HSI attaché offices and builds relationships with foreign law enforcement partners.
  9. National Security (NSD) leads HSI’s efforts to identify, disrupt and dismantle national security threats, terrorist organizations and hostile foreign intelligence entities.

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Last Updated: 04/22/2024
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