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Celebration in Kenitra of the 62th Anniversary of DGSN Creation

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A ceremony was held Wednesday in Kenitra on the occasion of the 62th anniversary of the creation of the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).
Celebration in Kenitra of the 62th Anniversary of DGSN Creation
17 May 2018

The ceremony was held in the presence of the Interior Minister, Abdelouafi Laftit, members of the government, Director General of the national police and the territory surveillance directorate Abdellatif Hammouchi, and several national and foreign personalities.

On this occasion, Hammouchi said in a speech, read out by the Director of the Royal Institute of Police in Kenitra, that on this day, the national police’s men and women recall the scarifies made by previous generations in order to establish order and security, which enabled Morocco to become a haven of peace and stability and to defend itself from threats, various forms of criminality, and terrorism under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI.

This year’s celebration comes just after the Royal Visit, where the Sovereign, honored the General Direction for Territorial Surveillance, he said, adding that the DGSN continues to modernize its overall security structures, particularly those related to human resources, in terms of training, evaluation and moralization, in order to ensure the implementation of the Royal Vision relating to the renewed notion of authority.

The DGSN has set an objective, since 2015, to accomplish a comprehensive and global reform of police public service, Hammouchi pointed out.

This mission was broken down into a number of projects that all focus on: the modernization of police structures, improving the law enforcement image, enhancing the quality of services provided to citizens, and reinforcing the effectiveness and availability of crime units and brigades responsible for the fight against criminality, he explained.

These last three years, and for the first time in the DGSN’s history, 13 regional Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) units were created, whose primary mission is to intervene in large-scale police interventions in major criminal cases, and, when deemed necessary based on severity, support decentralized units in cases such as: kidnapping, hostage situations, and dismantling criminal networks, he said.

Among the DGSN projects is the launch of a new generation of National Electronic ID Cards (CNIE), which will have new physical and digital security features, he added.

At the end of the ceremony, a tribute was paid to several policemen killed on duty.

Last modified : 17 May 2018

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