Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection (Greece)

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The Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection (Greek: Υπουργείο Δημόσιας Τάξης και Προστασίας του Πολίτη) is the government department responsible for Greece's public security services, i.e. the Hellenic Police, the Hellenic Fire Service, the Hellenic Coast Guard, the Agrarian Police, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection, and the National Intelligence Service. The current minister is Vassilis Kikilias.

The ministry existed until 2007 as the Ministry of Public Order (Greek: Υπουργείο Δημόσιας Τάξης). On 19 September 2007, it was merged with the Ministry of the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralization and reduced to a General Secretariat within the Ministry of the Interior. On 7 October 2009, it was revived as the Ministry of Citizen Protection (Υπουργείο Προστασίας του Πολίτη) and received its present name on 21 June 2012.

List of Ministers since 1974[edit]

Ministers of Public Order (1974–1985)[edit]

Name Took Office Left Office Party
Solon Gikas July 24, 1974 January 5, 1976
Georgios Stamatis January 5, 1976 November 28, 1977
Anastasios Balkos November 28, 1977 May 10, 1980
Dimitrios Davakis May 10, 1980 September 17, 1981
Ioannis Katsadimas (as Acting Minister) September 17, 1981 October 21, 1981
Ioannis Skoularikis October 21, 1981 May 9, 1985 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Alexandros Floros (as Acting Minister) May 9, 1985 June 5, 1985
Athanasios Tsouras June 5, 1985 July 26, 1985 Panhellenic Socialist Movement

Ministers of the Interior and Public Order (1985–1986)[edit]

Name Took Office Left Office Party
Agamemnon Koutsogiorgas July 26, 1985 April 25, 1986 Panhellenic Socialist Movement

Ministers of Public Order (1986–2007)[edit]

Name Took Office Left Office Party
Antonios Drosogiannis April 25, 1986 June 22, 1988 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Anastasios Sechiotis June 22, 1988 November 8, 1988
Georgios Petsos November 18, 1988 March 17, 1989
Apostolos Tsochatzopoulos March 17, 1989 June 2, 1989
Panagiotis Markopoulos (as Acting Minister) June 2, 1989 July 2, 1989
Ioannis Kefalogiannis July 2, 1989 October 12, 1989
Dimitrios Manikas October 12, 1989 April 11, 1990
Yiannis Vasiliadis April 11, 1990 August 8, 1991 New Democracy
Theodoros Anagnostopoulos August 8, 1991 December 3, 1992 New Democracy
Nikolaos Gelestathis December 3, 1992 September 14, 1993 New Democracy
Dimitrios Manikas (as Acting Minister) September 14, 1993 October 13, 1993
Stelios Papathemelis October 13, 1993 April 4, 1995 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Iosif Valyrakis April 4, 1995 January 22, 1996 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Kostas Geitonas January 22, 1996 August 30, 1996 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Konstantinos Beis August 30, 1996 September 25, 1996 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Georgios Romeos September 25, 1996 October 30, 1998 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Philippos Petsalnikos October 30, 1998 February 19, 1999 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Michalis Chrisochoidis February 19, 1999 March 10, 2004 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Georgios Voulgarakis March 10, 2004 February 15, 2006 New Democracy
Vyron Polydoras February 15, 2006 September 19, 2007 New Democracy

Ministers of Citizen Protection (2009–2012)[edit]

Name Took Office Left Office Party
Michalis Chrisochoidis 7 October 2009 7 September 2010 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Christos Papoutsis 7 September 2010 7 March 2012 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Michalis Chrisochoidis 7 March 2012 17 May 2012 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Eleftherios Oikonomou 17 May 2012 21 June 2012 Caretaker government

Ministers of Public Order and Citizen Protection (since 2012)[edit]

Name Took Office Left Office Party
Nikos Dendias 21 June 2012 10 June 2014 New Democracy
Vassilis Kikilias 10 June 2014 Incumbent New Democracy

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