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Policia Federal Ministerial
Federal Ministerial Police/Coordination of Investigation Methods Police
Policía Federal Ministerial/Coordinación de Métodos de Investigación
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Agency overview
Formed30 May 2009; 12 years ago (2009-05-30)
Preceding agency
DissolvedMarch 1, 2019
Superseding agencyCoordinación de Métodos de Investigación
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agencyMexico
Operations jurisdictionMexico
Constituting instrument
General nature
Operational structure
HeadquartersMexico City, Mexico
www.pgr.gob.mx (Spanish)

The Federal Ministerial Police (in Spanish: Policía Federal Ministerial, PFM) was a Mexican federal agency tasked with fighting corruption and organized crime, through an executive order by President Felipe Calderón. The agency was directed by the Attorney General's Office (FGR) and may have been partly modeled on the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States. PFM agents in action often wore masks to prevent themselves from being identified by gang leaders. PFM agents were uniformed when they carried out raids.

"Street-level" uniformed federal police patrols and transport terminal security are handled by the service personnel of the National Guard since March 1, 2019.


It was formed in 2009 as a reform and renaming of the Federal Investigative Agency (Agencia Federal de Investigación or AFI) which had replaced an earlier agency, the Federal Judicial Police. Some agents of the Federal Investigations Agency were believed to work as enforcers for the Sinaloa Cartel. The Attorney General's Office reported in December 2005 that 1,500 of 7,000 AFI agents -- nearly 25% of the force -- were under investigation for suspected criminal activity and 457 were facing charges.[2][3]

In November 2008, Rodolfo de la Guardia García, the No. 2 official in the AFI from 2003 to 2005, was placed under arrest as investigators looked into the possibility that he leaked information to the Sinaloa Cartel in return for monthly payments.[4]

On 29 May 2009, the Federal Investigations Agency was restructured and renamed.[5] On March 1, 2019, the government made plans to dissolve the Federal ministerial police as part of the plan to allow the Mexico National Guard to take over the Mexican Federal Police due to its corruption problems. It was renamed Coordinación de Métodos de Investigación as part of the Attorney General of Mexico special branch.


  • Commissioner General
  • Comissary General
  • Chief Comissary
  • Comissary
  • General Inspector
  • Chief Inspector
  • Inspector
  • Subinspector
  • Officer
  • Sub-Officer


  • General Directorate of Ministerial and Judicial Mandates
  • General Directorate of Special Security Services and Protection of Persons
  • General Directorate of Police Investigation In Support of Mandates
  • General Directorate of International Police Matters - Interpol
  • General Directorate of Communications Center
  • General Directorate of Technical Support and Logistic


AR-15A3 Tactical Carbine

See also

AFI agents in Michoacán


  1. ^ http://www.apartados.hacienda.gob.mx/presupuesto/temas/pef/2012/temas/tomos/17/r17_appcd.pdf
  2. ^ Cook, Colleen W., ed. (October 16, 2007). "CSR Report for Congress" (PDF). Mexico's Drug Cartels. USA: Congressional Research Service. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Crime-torn Mexican 'FBI' Investigates 1,500 Agents," Reuters, December 4, 2005; Tim Gaynor and Monica Medel, "Drug Gangs Corrupt Mexico's Elite 'FBI,'" Reuters, December 6, 2005; and, Laurie Freeman, State of Siege: Drug-Related Violence and Corruption in Mexico, Washington Office on Latin America, June 2006.
  4. ^ "Mexico's corruption inquiry expands to ex-police official". Associated Press. November 7, 2008. Archived from the original on November 8, 2008. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Jorge Ramos Pérezy Maria de la Luz González (30 May 2009). "Surge la Policía Federal Ministerial". El Universal. Retrieved 2014.

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