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The Chilean Gendarmerie
Gendarmería de Chile
Escudo Gendarmería de Chile.svg
Abbreviation GENCHI
Motto Labor Omnia Vincit. Deus Patria Lex
Work conquers everything. God, Country, Law
Agency overview
Formed November 30, 1929
Preceding agency
  • Cuerpo de Gendarmería de Prisiones
Jurisdictional structure
National agency
(Operations jurisdiction)
Chile
Operations jurisdiction Chile
Legal jurisdiction As per operations jurisdiction
General nature
Operational structure
Overviewed by Dirección Nacional
Headquarters Santiago de Chile
Agency executive
  • Luis Masferrer Farías, Director Nacional

The Chilean Gendarmerie, (Spanish: Gendarmería de Chile, abbreviated to GENCHI) is the title of Chile's uniformed national prison service. The service evolved out of Chilean Army units which were given police and prison duties. It is an armed service responsible to the Ministry of Justice. In the actuality, the service is currently led by the General Director of the Gendarmerie Mr. Luis Masferrer Farías, a lawyer appointed to this role by the Chilean president in 2010.

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