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.
Andrés ChadwickINTERIOR AND PUBLIC SECURITY MINISTER
Mr. Chadwick holds a Law degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He has taught in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad San Sebastián Law Schools and has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Arbitration and Mediation. Mr. Chadwick is the Director of the Center for Public Law Studies at Universidad San Sebastián, President of thinktank Fundación Avanza Chile and Director of nonprofit Fundación Jaime Guzmán. He is a founding member of the Unión Demócrata Independiente (UDI) political party.
He served for two periods in Congress from 1990 to 1998, was Unión Demócrata Independiente party leader and Deputy Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies. (1996-1997). He also served as Senator for two periods, representing the Libertador Bernardo O´Higgins Region.
During President Piñera’s first administration, he joined the cabinet as Minister Secretary General of the Government in July 2011 and subsequently served as Interior and Public Security Minister from November 2012 to March 11, 2014.
He is married to María Victoria Costa Vega, and the couple has four children.
Katherine MartorellCRIME 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.
Rodrigo UbillaINTERIOR UNDERSECRETARY
Rodrigo Ubilla has a Degree in Sociology from the Universidad de Chile and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He has served as Dean of the Universidad Autónoma’s School of Social Sciences and Humanities and as a professor at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.
He provided consultancy for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on matters of planning and evaluating programs and social projects. Mr. Ubilla advised the Presidency of Nicaragua on the development of the Social Protection Project and assistance programs for underprivileged people. In Colombia, with the support of the IDB, he helped develop the Housing Policy. In Ecuador he evaluated the Social Investment Fund and proposed guidelines for redefining it. In El Salvador, he advised the Corporación de Municipios on institutional strengthening during the decentralization process.
Mr. Ubilla is the founder and former Assistant Director of Instituto Libertad and served as Secretary General of the Renovación Nacional party from 1994 to 1997. He later served as council member (2002-2004) and municipal administrator (2005-2006) in the Lo Barnechea district.
He was named Interior Undersecretary on March 9, 2010, two days before Sebastián Piñera was inaugurated. He served in that position until March 7, 2014.
He is married to Regina Victoria Olivares, and the couple has four children.
Felipe SalaberryREGIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE DEVELOPMENT UNDERSECRETARY
Felipe Salaberry has a degree in business administration from Universidad Real de Santiago and a substantial political track record.
He is an active member of the Unión Demócrata Independiente (UDI) party and served as its Secretary General from 2008 to 2012 and subsequently as National Deputy Chairman from 2012 to 2014. He was elected a council member in the district of Ñuñoa, serving in that capacity from 1996 to 2006 and then served as deputy for District 25 (San Joaquín, La Granja and Macul) from 2002 to 2014. Mr. Salaberry was a member of the following standing committees: Public Works, Transportation and Telecommunications, Human Rights, Labor and Social Security.
He wrote the bill on postnatal paternity leave (Law No. 20.047) in 2005.
He is the father of three children.