Miguel Ángel Fernández Rancaño

Category: Police superintendent
Birth Date: 22nd March 1952
Birth Place: Lugo
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He entered the Police Force in 1972. Since that year, he has promoted to police inspector, chief inspector and superintendent, getting the first place as expert in Law within the Police Force. He has carried out his activity in operative areas such as the ‘Comisaría General de Información’ and ‘Comisaría de Seguridad Ciudadana’ and management areas. While he was the head of police in Galicia, he was responsible for the programme ‘Policía 2000’ as well as the reorganization of the services against drug traffic, from both the operative point of view and the direction of strategies to break up the organized gangs. While he was the head of police in Catalonia, he accepted important challenges such as the Meeting of the World Bank or the European Meeting of Heads of State (March 2002) and directed important operations against national and international terrorism and other far-reaching police challenges such as the kidnapping in a school of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, the arrest of the murderer of ‘Puxet’ and the breaking up of many organized gangs and international drugs traffic.

 Work & Activities

He is a member of the Interministerial Commission for the Coordination of Transport of dangerous goods, cabinet head of the State Police Office, member of the Interministerial Commission of Arms and Explosives, head of the Centre of Police Specialisation, superintendent in Burgos, head of police in Galicia, Catalonia and Madrid.

 Other Interesting Aspects

He took a degree in Law at Complutense University (Madrid). He has directed the work group that elaborated the Law 2/86, regulating the Police Force and its development. He also graduated in High Directorship at Navarra University and has attended several courses on police specialization both in Spain and in abroad. He has been awarded many decorations for his activity such as the command of Isabel the Catholic Queen Order, Cross to the Civil Merit, command to the Civil Merit, Crosses with white and red badge (two) to the Police Merit, Silver Cross to the Civil Guard Merit and Silver Medal to the Urban Guard Merit.