List of Superintendents of the Puerto Rico Police

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The rank of Superintendent of the Puerto Rico Police has existed since 1952. Before that, from 1899 to 1956 the rank was known as Chief of the Puerto Rico Police.

Chiefs of Police[edit]

# Portrait Name Date it took office Date it left office Appointed by
1 Frank Techner[1] February 21, 1899 May 1, 1900
2 Terrence Hamill May 1, 1900
3 William Stuz
4 George R. Shanton[2] 1909 1922
5 William R. Rennett
6 G.W. Lewis[2] 1923 1930
7 E. Francis Riggs[2] 1933 1936
8 Enrique Orbeta
9 Antonio R. Silva
10 Luis Ramirez Brau
11 Joshua Jellinger

Superintendents[edit]

# Portrait Name Date it took office Date it left office Appointed by
1 Ramón Torres Braschi 1956 1963
2 Salvador T. Roig 1963 1966
3 Salvador Rodriguez Aponte
4 Luis Torres Maso
5 Astol Calero Toledo
6 Luis Maldonado Trinidad
7 Roberto Torres Gonzalez
8 Desiderio Cartagena Ortiz
9 Jorge Collazo Torres
10 Andres Garcia Arache
11 Carlos J. Lopez Feliciano
12 Ismael Betancourt Lebron 1989 1992 Rafael Hernández Colón
13 Pedro Toledo Davila January 2, 1993 January 1, 2001 Pedro Rosselló
14 Pierre Vivoni Del Valle January 2, 2001 May 13, 2002 Sila María Calderón
15 Miguel Pereira Castillo May 14, 2002 November 1, 2003 Sila María Calderón
16 Victor Rivera Gonzalez November 2, 2002 March 2003 Sila María Calderón
17 Agustin Cartagena Diaz March 2003 January 1, 2005 Sila María Calderón
18 Pedro Toledo January 2, 2005 January 1, 2009 Aníbal Acevedo Vilá
19 Jose Figueroa Sancha[3] January 2, 2009 July 2, 2011 Luis Fortuño
20 José Luis Rivera[4] July 3, 2011 July 6, 2011 Luis Fortuño
21 Emilio Díaz Colón July 7, 2011 March 28, 2012 Luis Fortuño
22 Héctor Pesquera March 29, 2012 November 30, 2013 Luis Fortuño
23 James Tuller[5] December 1, 2013 March 31, 2014 Alejandro García Padilla
24 Juan B. Rodríguez[6] April 1, 2014 April 4, 2014 Alejandro García Padilla
25 José Caldero[7] April 4, 2014 Present Alejandro García Padilla

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Histroia De La Policia De Puerto Rico". Buenas Tareas. Retrieved November 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Ramón Bosque and Jose Javier Colon Morera, ed. (2006). Puerto Rico under colonial rule. State University of New York Press. p. 34. ISBN 0-7914-6417-2. 
  3. ^ "Puerto Rico's police chief resigns as crime soars". Reuters. July 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ Harold J. Leonard Navarr (July 3, 2011). "José Luis Rivera named interim police superintendent". Puerto Rico Daily Sun. 
  5. ^ WOLE-DT (April 1, 2014). "Renuncia el superintendente James Tuller". WOLE-DT. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ Cordero, Gerardo (April 4, 2014). "José Caldero López es el nuevo superintendente de la Policía". Primera Hora. Retrieved April 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ Santiago, Yaritza (April 6, 2014). "Confiado por su experiencia José Caldero". El Nuevo Día. Retrieved April 6, 2014.