The State Protection and Guard Service, initially entitled President Guard Service, has been created by a Presidential Decree on 27 January, 1992.
Steps in establishing the State Protection and Guard Service
- On 27 January 1997 was created the Guard Service of the President of the Republic of Moldova, on the basis of the President’s Decree no. 7. The Service had the status of a special and independent subunit under the Ministry of National Security, being directly subordinated to the President of the Republic of Moldova.
- On 6 May 1994, by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Moldova no. 133, was created the Security Service of the President of the Republic of Moldova – special, independent Service subordinated to the President of the country.
- On 28 January 1998 the Law no. 1457 on the State Protection and Guard Service was adopted. On 26 February 1998 the Government adopted the Decision no. 216 on “The establishment of the State Protection and Guard Service” subordinated to the Government.
- On 13 June 2008 the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova adopted the Law on the State Protection and Guard Service and the institution being subordinated again directly to the President of the country.
The 27th of January is the day when the professional holiday of the State Protection and Guard Service is celebrated. Throughout years, the Service has changed a few times its title and subordination, while the tasks, competences and attributions have remained the same. At present the institution deploys its activity in line with the criteria of a democratic state and with the international standards in the area. The slogan of the staff of the Service is: The devotion to the country is sacred.
The leadership of the State Protection and Guard Service
1994 – 1997 colonel Valeriu Andronic
1997 – 2001 general-major Vasile Draganel
2001 – 2002 colonel Vasile Dragomir
2002 – 2003 colonel Vladimir Priguza
2003 – 2007 colonel Alexandru Ursachi
2007 – present general-major Igor Bodorin