Sandro Avelar is announced as Secretary of Public Security of the DF

Sandro Avelar is announced as Secretary of Public Security of the DF
Sandro Avelar is announced as Secretary of Public Security of the DF

Posted on 1/25/2023 5:05 PM / Updated on 1/25/2023 6:36 PM


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On the afternoon of this Wednesday (1/25), the acting governor, Celina Leão (PP), announced during a press conference, the Federal Police delegate Sandro Avelar as the new secretary of the Secretariat of Public Security of the Federal District ( SSP-DF).

“I receive this invitation as a mission. I’ve held this position before, I want to bring this spirit of collaboration to help the country maintain order”, says Sandro. “I think I was invited because of my technical profile, my idea is to arrive and evaluate the works that are being developed. I fully trust the security forces of the Federal District”, added the new secretary.

In addition to Celina and Sandro, the public security intervenor of the Federal District, Ricardo Cappelli, and the civil house secretary, Gustavo Rocha, were present during the nomination.

The position had been vacant since January 8, when Anderson Torres was fired by the retired governor Ibaneis Rocha (MBD) due to extremist acts against the headquarters of the Three Powers. Torres was arrested by order of minister Alexandre de Moraes.

The federal intervention in the public safety of the DF was approved by the Senate on January 10th and is valid until January 31st of this year. In the period, the Union assumes command of public security in the Federal District in place of the local government.

Who is Sandro Avelar?

Avelar graduated in Law from the University of Brasília (UnB) and has been a Federal Police delegate since 1999. During the government of Agnelo Queiroz (PT), from 2011 to 2014, Sandro Avelar was Secretary of Security for the DF in the government of Agnelo Queiroz ( PT).

From 2018 to 2021, Sandro was a PF attaché in London. In 2019, he was quoted for the DF Security Secretariat. In the corporation, he has already held the positions of director of the federal penitentiary system, in the Ministry of Justice, and led the fight against organized crime in the PF superintendence in the Federal District.

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