Ministry of the Public Security (Brazil)

The Ministry of the Public Security (Portuguese: Ministério da Segurança Pública) of Brazil, is the civilian cabinet organization responsible for managing federal police offices and penintentiary departments. It is headed by the Minister of the Public Security.

Ministry of the Public Security
Ministry overview
Formed27 February 2018
Dissolved1 January 2019 (merged)
JurisdictionFederal government of Brazil

It is a branch from the Ministry of Justice, then called Ministry of Justice and Public Security. After an increase in violence ratings in Rio de Janeiro and a military intervention evoked by the Brazilian federal government,[1] President Michel Temer signed a Provisional Measure, creating the ministry temporarily.[2] President Temer nominated Raul Jungmann as Extraordinary Minister, moving him from the Ministry of Defence.[3] In January 2019, President Jair Bolsonaro merged the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Justice and appointed former Federal Judge Sergio Moro as the Minister of Justice and Public Security.[4]


  1. "Temer decreta intervenção federal na segurança do Rio de Janeiro" (in Portuguese). G1. 16 February 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  2. Amaral, Luciana (26 February 2018). "Governo anuncia criação do Ministério da Segurança Pública e confirma Jungmann como titular" (in Portuguese). Uol. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  3. "Raul Jungmann toma posse como Ministro da Segurança Pública" (in Portuguese). 27 February 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  4. "Sérgio Moro aceita ser superministro da Justiça e Segurança Pública de Bolsonaro" (in Portuguese). 1 November 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2019.

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