Directorate of Intelligence and Security

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Directorate of Intelligence and Security
AbbreviationDIS
Established2007
Legal statusActive
Purpose Cyberwarfare
Counterintelligence
Internal security
Intelligence agency
Security agency
Region served
Botswana
Budget
undisclosed
Staff
undisclosed + 1
Formerly called
Directorate on Intelligence and Security Services

The Directorate on Intelligence and Security (DIS) is the internal intelligence agency of Botswana founded under the Intelligence and Security Service Act which commenced in 2008. [1] The DIS was formed to oversees matter of the counterintelligence and internal security of Botswana. [2] The DIS has investigative jurisdiction to arrest or detain and interrogate over a wide range of criminal offenses. [3]

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Organization

The Director General for the Agency is Brigadier Peter Magosi who was previously on the Special Forces for the Botswana Defence Force before being appointed to the agency in 2016. [4]

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Diss or DISS may refer to:

References

  1. "INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY SERVICE | Alphabetical List of Statutes". botswanalaws.com. Retrieved 2021-01-20.
  2. Mosinyi, Thato (23 July 2020). "Directorate restructures". Daily News Botswana. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  3. Maundeni, Zibani (2008). "Vision 2016 and Reforming the Intelligence in Botswana". Botswana Notes and Records. 40: 135–146. ISSN   0525-5090.
  4. "Sunday Standard/ The Telegraph". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2021-01-20.