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The Lithuanian government appointed on Wednesday Renatas Pozela, the head of the country's State Border Guard Service, as police commissioner general.
Renatas Požėla
Renatas Požėla
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Under the new procedure that came into force earlier this month, the government appointed a new police chief. The issue was put on the government's Wednesday agenda.

"Pozela has experience of working in the police and is acquainted with the system. If confirmed, Lithuania's police commissioner general would assume his new position on November 12," Interior Minister Rita Tamasuniene told BNS Lithuania before the government meeting.

Pozela worked in the police in 1993-2015, including four years as a deputy police commissioner general. He's been heading the country's border guard service since 2015.

He will replace Linas Pernavas, who plans to leave for the United Kingdom to work as a police attaché, for a term of five years.

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