Amin Boutaghane

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Controller General at the DGPN (Directorate-General of National Police), Head of UCLAT (French counterterrorism Unit).

Amin Boutaghane
Amin Boutaghane

Assistant Director Amin Boutaghane is the head of the National Counter Terrorism Coordination Unit

UCLAT, serving since the 12th of February 2018. Reporting directly to the Director of the French National Police, he is charged with overseeing actions carried out by the French Law Enforcement community and several other agencies involved in the fight against terrorism and radicalization.

Before that, he had a distinguished 39-year career in the French National Police, where he held several positions in the field of domestic intelligence, management and counter-terrorism. From 2012 to 2018, he served as head of the Central Service for Territorial Intelligence – SCRT, in Lyon and Rennes, attached to the National Police, in charge of monitoring militant and protest movements and violent political dissent. Between 1992 and 2008, he was responsible for several regional districts (Auch, Perpignan, Grenoble) of the former General Intelligence Directorate - RG. This French intelligence service was charged with overlooking gambling activities, criminal activities, domestic terrorism and political radicals.

Mr. Boutaghane has received several awards, including the Medal of Honour and the Gold Medal of Honour of the French National Police in 1999 and in 2014; the Bronze Medal of the French Homeland Security in 2017. In 2007, he was made chevalier in the Order of the Legion of Honour.

He was a member of the French High Council for Integration, a committee whose role was to formulate recommendations to the Government on migration and integration issues from 1990 to 2012.


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