The federal government created a directorate within the PF structure for the security of Brazilian and foreign authorities.
In this way, it ends the dispute between the public order force and the Institutional Security Cabinet (GSI), which assumed the function, which was carried out during the administration of former president Jair Bolsonaro (2019-2022).
Shortly after taking office, the minister of the GSI, General Marcos Antonio Amaro, even stated that the security of the president will return to his portfolio, after being the responsibility of the PF in the first months of the government, even without the activity being made official. .
In June, the Civil House announced that it would adopt a “hybrid model”, with the participation of the military and federal police in presidential security, under the coordination of the GSI.
Such a plan is maintained in part and the order published this Tuesday establishes that one of the functions of the PF Person Protection Directorate is the “security of foreign dignitaries visiting the country” and the Brazilian authorities, who request these service.
This direction is responsible for managing, planning, coordinating, controlling, implementing and evaluating the security activities of the family members of the president and vice president, “in coordination with the Institutional Security Cabinet of the presidency of the Republic, when requested by the respective authorities.” , says the text.
On April 26, the then interim minister of the GSI, Ricardo Cappelli, dismissed three of the four national secretaries who were acting in the portfolio and another 26 soldiers.
“The measure is part of the portfolio renewal process determined by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva,” said a note on the occasion.
The GSI is responsible for the security of the head of state and the assets of the Presidency.
Cappelli stated that Lula determined that the process of changing the body’s servants should be accelerated and that 35 percent of the staff had been changed.
The interim head was appointed on April 19 to replace the former head of the GSI, General Marcos Edson Gonçalves, who was fired after showing videos inside the Presidential Palace during the events of the January 8 coup.
The images were televised by CNN Brasil and showed the Gonçalves and ministry employees walking between coups on the top floor of the Planalto Palace, headquarters of the Executive Branch, during the invasion.
In the videos, the GSI team provides water to the intruders and shows an emergency exit.