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Luís Carrilho

Luís Carrilho

United Nations Police Adviser; External Contributor

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Luís Carrilho currently serves as the United Nations Police Adviser. He previously served as Police Commissioner in three UN peacekeeping operations, namely in the Central African Republic, Mali and Timor-Leste.

Commissioner Luís Carrilho has more than 32 years of national and international policing experience. As Chief Superintendent with the Polícia de Segurança Pública in Portugal, he was seconded as United Nations Police Commissioner in three United Nations peacekeeping operations: in the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) from 2014 to 2016, in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) from 2013 to 2014, and in the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) from 2009 to 2012. He first joined the United Nations in 1996, when he served in the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH) from 1996 to 1998, before joining the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) from 2000 to 2001.   
In Portugal, Commissioner Carrilho worked as the Head of Security of the President of the Republic of Portugal from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that, he served as the Commander of Close Protection of the Public Security Police, commanding the provision of security protection for national and foreign dignitaries from 2002 to 2006. In 1998, he was appointed as Chef de Cabinet of the Director of the Police College. Commissioner Carrilho joined the Portuguese Police in 1986 and graduated from the Instituto Superior de Ciências Policiais e Segurança Interna. 
Commissioner Carrilho is fluent in Portuguese, French, Spanish and English. He is also the recipient of several awards and decorations, including the Outstanding Role Model Award from the United Nations Secretary-General in 2015.