Secretariat of Security and Civilian Protection (Mexico)

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Secretariat of Security and Civilian Protection
Secretaría de Seguridad y Protección Civil
Agency overview
FormedNovember 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)
HeadquartersMexico City
Minister responsible

The Secretariat of Security and Civilian Protection (Spanish: Secretaría de Seguridad y Protección Ciudadana or SSPC) is a cabinet-level agency of the government of Mexico responsible for supervising public safety and security, including the Federal Police, a new National Intelligence Center, and the penitentiary system. Its secretary is Alfonso Durazo.

History[edit]

The SSPC was created in 2018 by way of the omnibus reform package to the Organic Law of the Federal Public Administration for the presidency of Andrés Manuel López Obrador. It absorbed all of the security apparatus housed in the Secretariat of the Interior (SEGOB), including the National Security Commission (CNS).[1] These functions had been in SEGOB since the Secretariat of Public Security was dissolved at the start of 2013.

Among the tasks to be undertaken by the new SSPC are the formation of a new National Guard, which will absorb the 35,000 members of the military police and another 8,000 from the naval police.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Notimex (22 November 2018). "Senado aprueba creación de la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública; desaparece Sedesol". El Heraldo de México. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Durazo recibe la Secretaría de Seguridad y presenta los 6 ejes que regirán su estrategia". SinEmbargo. 1 December 2018.