Rio 2016 Appoints Luiz Fernando Corrêa as Security Director

By Community | June 16, 2013

The Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games has appointed Federal Police Chief and public security expert Luiz Fernando Corrêa as it’s Security Director at the Games.

 In addition to the security of competition and non-competition venues, Corrêa will handle the liaison with all government security agencies.

Corrêa has headed the SENASP – the national public security department – between 2003 and 2007, when he oversaw security for the Pan and Parapan American Games Rio 2007 before being appointed Federal Police General Director, a post he left in January.

Besides working in close collaboration with the federal, state and city agencies, the Rio 2016 Security Directorate will focus on ensuring the core security planning and operations at competition and non-competition venues are integrated with other Organising Committee functional areas.

The directorate will be responsible for delivering corporate security services, venue security access control and asset protection for the Games. It will also provide security specifications for all competition and non-competition venues and manage private security contractors that will supply services to the Organizing Committee at all Games venues.

“I am delighted to work again with Luiz Fernando Corrêa, who played a critical role in ensuring the safety of the Pan and Parapan American Games Rio 2007. A highly competent and trustworthy professional, Luiz Fernando represents yet another assurance that the Games in 2016 as well as the test events to be held in 2015 will take place in a safe, secure environment”, said the Rio 2016 President, Carlos Nuzman, who was also the Rio 2007 Organising Committee President.

“The excellence of Games security will be crucial to make the participation of those involved in the event really unforgettable and to consolidate a new security level that both Rio and Brazil have been reaching over the past years. It is a great honour to put my expertise in the field at the service of such a unique project in the history of our nation”, Corrêa said.

Corrêa will attend the Organising Committee meetings with the International Olympic Committee Coordination Commission for the Rio 2016 Games in early June.