Royal Decree appoints Maaytah as PSD director

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AMMAN —  A Royal Decree was issued appointing Maj. Gen. Obaidallah Maaytah as director of the Public Security Directorate (PSD) as of September 11, 2022, a Royal Court statement said.اضافة اعلان

In a letter to Maaytah, His Majesty King Abdullah commended his distinguished service throughout the years, expressing pride in all PSD personnel.

King Abdullah said Maaytah is required to further advance the merger of the gendarmerie and civil defense into the PSD, in order to ensure professionalism and specialization.

His Majesty underscored the need to bolster efforts to counter drug trafficking and fight crime, while building the civil defense’s capacity to deal with emergencies and natural disasters.

In the letter, the King also urged the PSD to work to address traffic congestions and limit the number of traffic accidents by ensuring that laws and regulations are fully upheld and obeyed.

Also on Sunday, a Royal Decree has been issued promoting Maj. Gen. Hussein Hawatmeh to the rank of lieutenant general as of September 10, 2022.

Another Royal Decree was issued accepting the resignation of Lt. Gen. Hawatmeh from his position as director of the (PSD), as of September 11, 2022.

In a letter to Hawatmeh, His Majesty King Abdullah paid tribute to his distinguished service as PSD director and in other key positions.

The King said Hawatmeh successfully implemented the mission he was tasked with — merging the General Directorate of the Gendarmerie and the Civil Defense Directorate into the PSD.

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