“I will only resort to you. If the Ecuadorian people and the Government have trusted that you can take care of their security, the president also wants to express his full confidence in what you can do. I think you are fully prepared for that,” he said without directly mentioning the Protection Service.
This civilian security body, which will depend on the Ministry of the Interior, was an initiative of former President Rafael Correa and should start operating in 10 years. Today, the last step for its creation should have taken place in the Legislature (I).