Grande-Marlaska highlights the "professionalism, skills and empathy" of the new senior positions of the Ministry

The Minister of the Interior, who has chaired the event, has encouraged them to think about the common goal of "close, efficient and effective administration, which thinks exclusively of the well-being of the citizen"

The new Secretary of State for Security, Rafael Pérez; the director of the Civil Guard, María Gámez; the director of the Cabinet of the Minister, Rocío García; the director general of Civil Protection and Emergencies, Leonardo Marcos; and the new general director of Support for Victims of Terrorism, Montserrat Torija.

Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska has chaired this morning the inauguration of the new high positions of the Ministry, of which he has highlighted his "professionalism, skills and empathy" and who has encouraged "to think about the objective common of the closest administration, efficient and effective, that thinks exclusively about the well-being of the citizen ”.

Along these lines, the new Secretary of State for Security, Rafael Pérez, has affirmed that “the meaning of our work is to protect people, in their diversity, rights and freedoms, contributing to make their lives better”. Perez, until now director of the Minister's Cabinet, has committed his “effort and enthusiasm” in a project focused, in addition to major global threats and challenges such as police collaboration, security technologies and infrastructure or irregular migratory flows, “In the idea of ​​human security”, with gender violence placed in priority place.
María Gámez, the first woman general director of the Civil Guard, thanked the trust they have placed in her by placing her at the head of the institution most valued by Spanish citizens with "commitment and responsibility". "My intention is to work hand in hand with the whole Body, listening and dialoguing with everyone," said Gámez, who referred to the need to "prepare, with specialization and intelligence" the great challenges posed by the 21st century , with "always respect for the essence and traditions of the Civil Guard".
The Director of the Cabinet of the Minister, Rocío García, has also thanked Grande-Marlaska and the Secretary of State for Security for the trust they placed in her 19 months ago when appointing her Deputy Director of that department. 19 months "very intense" in which – as he has explained – he has been able to appreciate "the great professionalism of the Ministry team" and "the delivery and dedication of the State Security Forces and Bodies". Garcia wanted to renew his commitment to them after ensuring that Interior "is in the best hands."
“A great family,” Isabel Goicoechea described after thanking the minister for renewing his confidence in her to continue directing the Undersecretariat of the Ministry of Interior. Goicoechea has encouraged those who will depend on it to work for the "guarantee of human rights and human security" and "transcend to be an element that contributes to make this a better country."
The new Director General of Support for Victims of Terrorism, Montserrat Torija, has promised to put all her effort into "accompanying the victims and their families in the defense of their rights"; "An immense honor for me," he said.
Leonardo Marcos, Director General of Civil Protection and Emergencies, said for his part that civil protection system "is nothing but the integration of the capacities of state, regional and local administrations and civil society."
Another novelty in the organizational chart of the Ministry of Interior is the direct dependence of the Minister of the General Secretariat of Penitentiary Institutions. Advancing the reintegration, promoting the updating of the General Penitentiary Organic Law are the challenges of its owner, Ángel Luis Ortiz, who has committed to continue to open prisons to society, “not to transmit certain morbid details of this or that internal , but for society to understand the battle of thousands of anonymous people who seek and find, in prisons, a second chance. ”
The event was attended by the Minister of Territorial Policy and Public Function, Carolina Darias, and the head of the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá, among other authorities.


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