22 top police officials replaced by new Interior Minister
Magdy Mohamed Abdel Hamid Abdel Ghaffar, newly appointed Minister of Interior, left, swears the oath of office.

CAIRO: A total of 22 top police officials have been replaced by Minister of Interior Magdi Abdel Ghaffar, only one day in his new post, Youm7 reported Friday.

The capital received much of the police reshuffle; the Cairo security director, his deputy, and the head of the criminal investigations at directorate were all replaced.

Parts of the Greater Cairo, Giza security director and his deputy were been replaced, along with Qena and Asyut security directors in Upper Egypt and the Gharbia security director.

Himself having previously served as the head of the State Security, renamed the National Security after the 2011 uprising, the new minister also changed his assistant for the National Security Sector.

Further, his assistants for the Public Security Authority and the head of the authority’s criminal investigation department were replaced, in addition to his assistants for the Security Sector, the Economic Security Sector, and the Social Security Sector.

The assistants of Abdel Ghaffar for the Prisons Authority, Police Academy, the IT Sector, the Inspection and Control Sector, and the Documents Sector have also been replaced.

The three assistants for Minya and Asyut security directorates in Upper Egypt; Kafr al-Sheikh and Damietta directorates in the Delta; and for the Sinai region were changed as well.

The chiefs of the Minors Care Investigations and the Public Funds Investigations have been replaced.

Read more about the new minister and the circumstances of his responsibilities here.

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