General Óscar Atehortúa leaves the direction of the National Police and in his replacement enter Jorge Luis Vargas placeholder image, who had been serving as director of Citizen Security. Likewise, General Hoover Penilla will be the new deputy director of the National Police.
For its part, General Jorge Luis Ramírez Aragón leaves the Anti-Narcotics Directorate to assume as Inspector General of Police. The general Carlos Ernesto Rodriguez now it will be in charge of the Directorate of Citizen Security (Rodríguez was in Transit and Transportation).
Likewise, General Alejandro Bustamante Jiménez assumes the Anti-Narcotics Directorate, after being in charge of Carabinieri. And Fernando Murillo Orrego, current anti-kidnapping director, will direct Dijín.
“My appreciation, General Atehortúa, for your dedication to Colombia, for the way in which you have always worn the uniform: with dignity, with loyalty, with integrity and always thinking about the well-being of the men and women of our National Police”, declared President Iván Duque when announcing the changes.
He General Atehortúa I was in charge of the National Police since December 2018. He was born in 1966, in Armenia (Quindío). Graduated from the General Francisco de Paula Santander Police Cadet School, he is a business administrator and specialist in comprehensive security, and has studied master’s degrees in political studies, public security and quality management.
The new director of the National Police, General Jorge Luis Vargas, Born in Bucaramanga, he studied business administration and police, and has a specialization in conflict resolution and comprehensive security and a master’s degree in public security.