PET head steps down

May 7th, 2015

This article is more than 9 years old.

Jens Madsen’s departure comes just hours before the publication of a report on the handling of terrorist attacks

Jens Madsen has stepped down as PET boss (photo: PET)

Jens Madsen has resigned after just a year and a half as head of national intelligence agency PET.

“It has been an exciting challenge to lead PET for the last year and a half,” said Madsen. “It is no secret that it is a very demanding position and that this has been a very demanding period.”

Madsen said that after “careful consideration” he has taken the advice of officials at both the Justice Ministry and Rigspoliti to take a new role in which he will oversee “new tasks to develop the Danish police force”.

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“Jens Madsen has handled a difficult task at a difficult time,” said Barbara Bertelsen, the permanent secretary at the Justice Ministry. “We owe him thanks for this, and I am convinced that the new tasks are a good match for both him and the police.”



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