Genaro García Luna

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Genaro García Luna

Genaro García Luna (born July 10, 1968, in Mexico City) is a Mexican politician and engineer. He served as Secretary of Public Security in the federal cabinet.


He just finished his Master degree in Business (MBA) from the University of Miami this past May, 2015. He holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM) and a Diploma Course in Strategic Planning at the Accountancy and Administration Faculty of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).[citation needed]


His training includes specialization from security and intelligence agencies in the United States, Spain, Israel, France, Colombia and Japan.[citation needed]

In 1989, García Luna started his career in intelligence at the Centro de Investigación y Seguridad Nacional (Center for National Security and Investigation, CISEN), where he was responsible of Counterintelligence and Terrorism.

In 1998, he became the Coordinator General for Intelligence of the Preventive Federal Police, where he designed the conceptual framework for intelligence areas and their executive integration.[citation needed]

In 2000, after winning the position in an open contest, he was named Director for Planning and Operation for the Federal Judicial Police, where he began a re-engineering process for the agency. It included new administrative structures, operational concepts, and incorporating cutting edge information systems. This process made way for the Federal Investigation Agency.[citation needed]

In 2001 was designated founder and Director General of the Agencia Federal de Investigación (Federal Investigation Agency, In his administration, this agency received the INNOVA 2005 award for its practice of “Real-Time Kidnap Investigation”, and the ISO 9001:2000 certification for 33 of its procedures in different areas.

On December 1, 2006, García Luna became Secretary of Public Security of México. Since then, he founded the Federal Police Force which began operating on June 2009, under the New Police Model, designed by him.[citation needed]

In April 2011, Garcia Luna became president of the XXVIII International Drug Enforcement Conference (IDEC); whose World Summit was held in Mexico.

He is the author of “Contra el crimen: ¿Por qué 1,661 corporaciones de policía no bastan? Pasado, Presente y Futuro de la Policía en México” (2006) [Against Crime: Why 1,661 police forces are not enough. Past, Present and Future of Police in Mexico], where he first laid out the basic concepts of the New Police Model for Mexico, placing the emphasis on the importance of intelligence tasks, and “El Nuevo Modelo de Seguridad para México” (2011), which indicates what are the considerations and the state vision to confront a national priority.

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  • ¿Por qué 1,661 corporaciones de policía no bastan? – Pasado, Presente y Futuro de la Policía en México. Primera Edición, abril de 2006 (Impreso en México / Derechos Reservados). ISBN 970-03-2089-8 / Copyright © 2006 Ing. Genaro García Luna
  • Para entender: El Nuevo Modelo de Seguridad para México. Primera Edición: Nostras Ediciones, 2011 ( ISBN 978-607-7603-76-4 / Copyright © 2011 Nostra Ediciones S.A. de C.V. (Ing. Genaro García Luna)


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