United Nations Police Adviser
Police Commissioner Luís Carrilho
The Police Division is headed by a Police Adviser, who is accountable to the Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions. The Police Adviser has direct access to the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, when required.
The Police Adviser is responsible for providing advice and support on all policing issues to the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Operational Support and to heads of police components of operations led by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and missions led by the Department of Political Affairs with police advisory functions.
The Police Adviser may also, as required, provide advice to the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, the Secretary-General and the Security Council through the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, ensuring that such advice and support is fully coordinated with the Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions.
The current United Nations Police Adviser and Director of the Police Division is Police Commissioner Luís Carrilho. He was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in November 2017.