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Police Lieutenant General Mr. Dimitrios TSAKNAKIS

Police Lieutenant General, Mr. Dimitrios TSAKNAKIS, was born at the village of Trikomo/Grevena, in 1957. He joined the former Corps of Gendarmerie in 1967 and graduated from the Police Officers College in 1985.

While he held the ranks of Police Lieutenant and Police Captain, he has served in the Police Operations Division in Thessalonica and since January 1987 till March 1994, in the Anti-Drug Subdivision of the same city. Since that time and until March 2000, as Police Major, he served as commanding officer of various operational Services of the Thessalonica General Police Directorate.

Further, he was posted to the Internal Affairs Subdivision of Northern Greece where he served as the Head of Investigations and Persecution Section till November 2004 when he became the Commander of the above mentioned Sub-division till June 2006, while he was holding the ranks of Police Lieutenant Colonel and Police Colonel respectively.

As Police Colonel he has also served as the Head of the Anti-Drugs and State Security Sub-divisions of Thessalonica, till June 2007.

Then, he was posted as Commanding Officer of the newly established Special Violent Crimes Sub-division of Northern Greece since the beginning of its operation in June 2007 and held this position until March 2009 when he was promoted to the rank of Police Brigadier General.

As a Police Brigadier General, he was posted to the Security Division of Thessalonica, at first as its Assistant Director and then as its Director, until 2010.

In March 2010, he was promoted to the rank of Police Major General and was posted to the General Police Directorate of Thessalonica, while in March 2011 he became General Police Director of the Epirus region.

On 16/07/2012, he was promoted to the rank of Police Lieutenant General and was posted as General Police Superintendent of Southern Greece.

On 01/03/2013, he was posted as General Police Inspector of Northern Greece.

On 09/04/2014, he assumed office as the Chief of the Hellenic Police.

He is a graduate of the Professional Further Education School for Staff Officers and he speaks English.

He has attended international seminars on anti-drugs issues and on the social reintegration of drug addicts. He was also trained in anti-terrorism issues, in the ways for investigating crime scenes and for managing critical situations. He has also participated in international meetings on topics related to combating trans-border crime and immigrants trafficking.

He has received many moral awards, orders and medals for police merit.

He is married and he has a son and two daughters.