1 August 2014

Egypt: Interior Minister Says He Was Keen to Inject New Blood Within Police Leaderships

While commenting on the lately-announced police reshuffle, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim stressed on Thursday 31/07/2014 that he was keen to pump new blood within the police leaderships to improve security performance.

The reshuffle included promoting graduates of 1980 and 1981 to leading posts though their age is not over 55 years, the minister told MENA two hours after the reshuffle was announced.

The reshuffle includes 12 security chiefs, including seven who reached retirement age, he said.

The changes cover the security chiefs of Port Said, Daqahlia, Beheira, Suez, Aswan, Qena, Beni Suef Luxor, South Sinai and North Sinai. He said he was keen to back traffic and training departments with more officers.

As many as 518 major generals, colonels and brigadiers were referred to retirement in the reshuffle.

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