Dirección General de Contrainteligencia Militar
The Directorate General of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM) is the military counterintelligence agency of Venezuela whose function is to prevent intelligence or espionage internally and externally enemy by military and civilians.
|Dirección General de Contrainteligencia Militar|
Seal of DGCIM
Flag of DGCIM
|Formed||August 30, 1957|
|Headquarters||Boleíta, Sucre, Miranda|
|Parent agency||Ministry of People's Power for Defense|
The agency originates from the Armed Forces Intelligence Services (SIFA), which was signed into service on 30 August 1957.
In 1974, the agency changed its name to the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DIM). On 16 May 1977, the military organization changed its name to the Directorate General of Military Intelligence Sector (DGSIM) and then later changed the name of Directorate General of Military Intelligence (DGIM). Under these names, their operations functioned as military intelligence for the Venezuelan military.
On 21 July 2011, the organization changed its name to the Directorate General of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM), whose function is no longer military intelligence but counterintelligence.
- Law enforcement in Venezuela
- Dirección de los Servicios de Inteligencia y Prevención (Directorate of Intelligence and Prevention Services, DISIP)
- General Counterintelligence Office