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Ministry of the Interior and Public Security

The Interior Ministry proposes regulations and initiatives related to internal policies that are designed to maintain public order and safeguard security and social peace. It also applies these regulations, through the different Interior Government authorities. The ministry coordinates other ministries where their area of responsibility relates to public security.

Rodrigo Delgado

INTERIOR AND PUBLIC SECURITY MINISTER

Rodrigo Delgado holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello and has earned graduate degrees in Corporate Social Responsibility (Universidad de Chile), Excellence in Municipal Services and Management of Local Governments (Universidad del Desarrollo). 

He completed his professional practicum with the Cerro Navia Youth Option Center, offering individual and family therapy to local residents. He later worked in the Lampa Youth Center on the social prevention project.

In 2000, Mr. Delgado was appointed Director of Community Development in the Municipality of Estación Central, and in December 2008 he began his first term as mayor of the same municipality. He was reelected to that office in 2012 and 2016.

In May 2017, the Chilean Association of Municipalities (ACHM) Migrant Affairs Commission was formed, and Mr. Delgado served as its president, leading efforts to address migration issues through local governments. He also served as President of the entity’s Transportation Commission, developing proposals in various areas of public and private transport.

Since 2019, he has served as Vice President of the Association of Municipalities of Chile (AMUCH) and Vice President of the Chilean Association of Municipalities. He was the President of the Chilean Association of Municipalities until he was appointed minister.

Katherine Martorell

CRIME PREVENTION UNDERSECRETARY

Katherine Martorell holds a Degree and a Master’s Degree in Law (LLM) with a major in Regulatory Law from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.  She was a council member representing the Quinta Normal district from 2012 to 2016 and ran for representative of District No. 9 in the 2017 Parliamentary Elections.

Between 2011 and 2014, Ms. Martorell served as the Director of the Territorial Management Unit in the Telecommunications Undersecretary's Office, where she coordinated and managed cross-cutting government issues such as gender, decentralization, disability and indigenous affairs.

She also worked as Director of Sustainability and Communities for the company ENTEL from 2015 to 2017.

She is single and is an active member of the Renovación Nacional political party.

María Paz Troncoso

Subsecretaria de Desarrollo Regional y Administrativo

Administrador Público y Licenciada en Gobierno y Gestión Pública de la Universidad de Chile. Posee Diplomado en Seguridad y Defensa de la Academia Nacional de Estudios Políticos y Estratégicos, ANEPE y Diplomado en Gestión de Gobiernos Locales de la Universidad del Desarrollo.

En el periodo 2018 -  2020 fue Jefa de la División Desarrollo Regional de Subdere.

En la Municipalidad de La Reina se desempeñó como Directora de la Secretaría Comunal de Planificación entre los años 2016 y 2018. Anteriormente fue Directora Secretaría Comunal de Planificación de la Municipalidad de Lo Barnechea del 2015 a 2016.

Entre los años 2013 – 2014 fue Asesora del Gabinete de la Subdere liderada por Miguel Flores.

En la Ilustre Municipalidad de Santiago fue Directora de la Secretaría Comunal de Planificación los años 2008 a 2012 y desde 2004 a 2008 fue Directora de la Secretaría Comunal de Planificación de la Municipalidad de La Florida.

Juan Francisco Galli

INTERIOR UNDERSECRETARY

Mr. Galli holds a Law Degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica and completed graduate studies in Economics and Finance for Attorneys at the Universidad de Chile’s School of Economic and Administrative Sciences. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Public and Economic Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

He has substantial experience in the public sector in a wide range of areas including public finance, national security, defense and energy, and particularly in the area of negotiation, regulation, public policy evaluation and inter-governmental coordination. Mr. Galli has served as an advisor to members of Congress and worked in the central government to process and negotiate various bills before Congress.

He served as advisory counsel to the Treasury Ministry Cabinet (2003-2006), advisor in Institutional Development to the Energy Ministry (2008-2010), Chief of the Energy Efficiency Division of the Energy Ministry (2010), Chief Legislative Advisor to the Interior and Public Security Ministry (2010-2013), and Cabinet Chief in the National Defense Ministry (2013-2014).

He earned the title of professional football referee in the National Football Institute; represented the Chilean government as a co-agent before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the Lonkos case (a case involving leaders of the Mapuche people); and was a Renovación Nacional candidate for council member for the Lo Espejo and Vitacura districts.

Mr. Galli has served as Legal and Legislative Director of thinktank Fundación Avanza Chile since August 2014.

He is an active member of Renovación Nacional. He is married to Marina Junge Roeckel and has three children.