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Seminar on Brazil State Intelligence and Security Service Starts Today in Mato Grosso.

Five renowned brazilian police officers and one agent will be the speakers at the Seminar “The Activity of State Intelligence and Security Service in Brazil” , which takes place Monday and Tuesday (18 and 19), at the Events Center of the Pantanal in Matto Grosso, as part of the celebrations of the 169th Anniversary of the Civil Judicial Police in Brazil.

Alessandra Saturnino, one of the organizers of the event, said that the seminar brings together distinguished professionals from Public Security to discuss “intelligence” in the State of Mato Grosso. “There are delegates and a retired agent very experienced, with high credibility for vocational training and education,” said the delegate.

The seminar is divided into three panels (State Intelligence, Intelligence and Public Security Police Intelligence), whose themes are interlinked and focusing on Public Safety. Seminar will have 500 attendees from police officers and to representatives of institutions associated with the areas of Justice, Public Security, Intelligence Agencies and Federal Revenue , Sefaz, Civil, Deltran, among other institutions. Among the attendees are magistrates, policemen, secretaries, aides to federal judges, and others.

The Intelligence Director of the Civil Police, Milton Teixeira, said the theme is very important, “only with better intelligence techniques is that the police will be able to confront the criminals.” “They are professionals who work directly in the intelligence area, some with international experience here and will discuss cases in which they have been working,” he said. “This will bring knowledge to our police, which could be adapted to our reality,” adds Teixeira.

Wagner Moura reprises his role as Captain Nascimento in Tropa de Elite 2, photo courtesy of Rio Filmes.

On the first day, April 18 at 9 am, the Navy Captain Fortunato Lobo Lameiras, of the National War College (ESG), chaired the panel “State Intelligence” that will have as speaker the delegate of the Civil Police of Rio do Janeiro Claudio Armando Ferraz.

Ferraz is the co-author of “The Elite Squad 2″, which deals with the fight against criminal organizations militia that inspired the movie” Tropa de Elite 2″. The experience in Rio de Janeiro in combating criminal organizations as matters of state is the subject of his lecture at the seminar.

Then the Federal Police agent Monica Maria Ferreira Lacerda addresses the issue “Contemporary Intelligence”, during the second session on Monday morning (18/04).  Ferreira is now assistant federal police attaché at the Embassy of Brazil in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In the afternoon of Monday, the delegate of the Civil Police of Rio Grande do Sul, Marcínio Tavares Neto, speaks of “The Organization as a source of intelligence: managing knowledge”, and Chief of Civil Police of Sao Paulo, Andre Luis Tewfiq on “The danger of distortion of the intelligence of the Judicial Police and the usurpation of the investigative functions.” The lectures will take place in the panel “Police Intelligence”, coordinated by the Delegate of the Civil Police of Mato Grosso, José Lindomar Costa currently security coordinator of Agecopa.

On the second day, Tuesday (19/04), the Deputy Intelligence Sesp / MT, Officer Anderson Aparecido dos Anjos Garcia, opens the panel’s work “Public Security Intelligence” with a lecture on “Public Security Intelligence in State of Mato Grosso. ” During nine years Garcia was the Head of the Intelligence Service of Judicial Police Civil and created the Group to Combat Organized Crime (GCCO), of the Civil Police.

Then at 9:20, the superintendent of the Intelligence Security Secretariat of Rio de Janeiro, Gisélia Cristina Martins Miranda, represents the Secretary of Security of Rio, José Mariano Beltrame, who will not come to the seminar, as he was requested at the last minute to be part of  a United Nations negotiations round table in Geneva, Switzerland. The superintendent of Intelligence, Cristina Gisélia will address in her lecture “Public Security Intelligence in the State of Rio de Janeiro.”

The Seminar “The Activity of State Intelligence and Public Security,” takes place on April 18 and 19th, at the Events Center of the Pantanal, in Matto Grosso (Auditorio das Broboletas).