The government decided to renew Luís Neves for another three-year term as national director of the Judiciary Police (PJ), this Saturday confirmed to Lusa the official source of the prime minister’s office, António Costa.

The document, signed “two days ago”, should be published in Republic Diary “Very soon,” according to the same source.

Luís Neves, 56, was appointed to the position of national director of the PJ for the first time in May 2018, succeeding on June 15 of that year the previous leader, Almeida Rodrigues, who was a decade at the head of the institution.

Graduated in Law, Luís Neves joined the PJ in 1995, integrating himself in the area of ​​combating violent crime and terrorism.

He started in the Central Directorate for Combating Banditry as an inspector, became coordinator in 2006, became deputy director a year later, and later became director of this structure, which, with the organic reassignment at the PJ, was renamed National Unit Combating Terrorism, of which he was the first leader.


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