The Professional day of SANS is declared 4th January

Under Decision No 977 from 23 December 2009 the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria declared 4th January the Professional day of the State Agency for National Security (SANS) officials. In 1907 on this day the Capital Municipality Police Act was promulgated. The Act stipulates the establishment of the Public Safety Department, which subsequently enhanced its field of activities and later transformed into counterintelligence and security directorate which during the course of time was transformed many times and situated in different state institutions.

The government's decision legitimates the historical succession of the special counterintelligence structure, which transforms into an independent agency with the adoption of the State Agency for National Security Act and its enforcement on the 1st of January, 2008.