Buenos Aires Metropolitan Police
|Buenos Aires Metropolitan Police|
|Common name||Policía Metropolitana|
|Patch of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Police.|
|Motto||Una policía integrada a la comunidad|
|A police corp integrated to the community|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Elected officer responsible||Guillermo Montenegro, Minister of Security|
|Agency executive||Horacio Giménez, Chief of Police|
|Divisions||Security, Investigation, Scientific, Technical|
|* Divisional agency: Sub division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.|
The Metropolitan Police is the police force under the authority of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. The force was created in 2010 and is composed of 1,850 officers, and is planned to expand to 16,000. Security in the city is concurrently the responsibility of the Metropolitan Police and the Argentine Federal Police.
The city government claims the new force is based on the model of the British London Metropolitan Police and the New York Police Department. The force was intended to use high technology support and adopt a policy of zero tolerance.
Structure and Organization of the Metropolitan Police
The police are headed by a Chief and a Deputy Chief. Both are appointed by the head of the executive branch of the City.
There are four major departments, each headed by a Director General:
- Public Security
- Investigations and Research
- Scientific and Technical
Geographically, the force is divided into 15 precincts.
Of the 1,850 officers, 900 are used for patrolling the streets.
The Metropolitan Police use seven ranks, the highest being "Superintendant".
- Senior Commissioner
- Senior Officer
- Metropolitan Police
- Guardia Urbana de Buenos Aires
- Argentine Federal Police
- Buenos Aires Police
- Santa Fe Province Police
- Interior Security System