Sunday, Feb 28, 2021

Gabriel Medina, cuenta con 28 años de servicio en la Policía Nacional

Gabriel Medina appointed as the new director of the National Police

The President of the Republic of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, appointed Commissioner Gabriel Medina as the new director of the National Police.
Medina is the replacement for Jorge Miranda, who reached 30 years of service, and retired on time.

Likewise, Commissioner Rafael de Jesús Álvarez Guardado was appointed as Deputy Director General of the Police, replacing Commissioner Alexis Muñoz.

The new director has 28 years of service in the National Police, has a degree in Law and Political Science and a master's degree in Security and Defense.

Medina joined the Police in 1992. He served as deputy commissioner of the Security Office of the Ancón Metro Police Unit and commissioner of the Penitentiary Security Police Service in the La Joya Penitentiary Complex.

He was also National Director of Armament, chief of the western area of ​​the Metropolitan area, chief of the Canal Police, in charge of different police posts in the eastern area of ​​the Metropolitan area.

The new Deputy Director Álvarez has worked as Chief of the Metropolitan Police, Director of Investigation and Police Intelligence, and Chief of the Western Battalion-National Border Service (Senafront).

Crime experts have commented that the next director of the Police should be away from political ties, in addition to being committed to the fight against crime.

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