HE ROLE OF THE INTERNAL SECURITY AGENCY IN FIGHTING TERRORIST THREATS WITHIN THE TERRITORY OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND
The article examines the role of the Internal Security Agency in fighting terrorist threats within he territory of the Republic of Poland. The Internal Security Agency was established by the Act of 24 May 2002 on the Internal Security Agency and the Foreign Intelligence Agency. The Internal Security Agency is one of Poland’s five security services with the broadest remit and responsibilities, some of which — like civilian counterintelligence, fighting terrorism in Poland, counteracting proliferation and protecting non-public information — are the exclusive domain of this institution. The legislator has imposed on the Internal Security Agency the duty to protect internal security and constitutional order of the Republic of Poland. The tasks of the Internal Security Agency also include actions aimed at informing citizens of potential terrorist threats within the territory of the Republic of Poland. In 2010 the Agency — in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration — launched the antyterroryzm.gov.pl portal, a government website the objective of which is to provide citizens with up-to-date information about how to react to terrorist threats and about the level of these threats in Poland.