Taiwan reshuffles 47 police chiefs

Kaohsiung, Tainan will see new police chiefs on Jan. 16

Police officers at an official event Wednesday 

Police officers at an official event Wednesday  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Interior’s National Police Agency (NPA) on Wednesday (Jan. 13) announced a reshuffle of 47 senior police officers across the country.

The far-reaching personnel changes were triggered by the retirement of Central Police University President Li Wen-ming (黎文明), CNA reported. He will be succeeded by New Taipei City’s current police chief, Chen Che-wen (陳檡文).

The two major cities in the south, Kaohsiung and Tainan, will also see new police chiefs take office. Criminal Investigation Bureau Chief Huang Ming-chao (黃明昭) will move to Kaohsiung while NPA Chief Secretary Fang Yang-ming (方仰寧) will head the Tainan police, the Liberty Times reported.

An NPA news release said the changes would raise the overall efficiency of the nation's crime-fighting efforts based on the professional abilities and work performance of the officers.

The police officers will take up their new posts on Jan. 16, according to a CNA report.

Updated : 2021-01-22 02:11 GMT+08:00