TAKING CHARGE: New police chief for Valencia

JORGE ZURITA BAYONA: The new police chief with an extensive background.

The Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, has appointed Jorge Zurita Bayona as the new Chief of the National Police for the Valencia region.

Zurita Bayona obtained her first assignment in 1979 as an inspector and carried out duties of responsibility in different police areas in the Barcelona Police Station, Scientific Police, Training, as well as operative and advisory tasks to the operational deputy general director and the general director of the Police.

In the year 2000 he rose to the category of commissar and held different management positions in the police station of Cartagena (Murcia), in the Training and Improvement Division and in the Police Headquarters of Western Andalusia. Between 2007 and 2017 he developed a professional activity in the Secretary of State for Security where, among other functions, he directed and managed the Comprehensive Monitoring System in cases of Gender Violence.  In April 2017 he was appointed Chief of Police of Castilla y León, a position he held until today.

The new head of the police for Valencia is a Doctor in Psychology and Higher Diploma in Criminology and has extensive training in police, management and planning courses. In addition, he has participated as a teacher in different universities and has carried out different training activities, lectures and conferences related to violence against women.

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