Rogelio Rivas, Minister of Justice and Public Security of El Salvador.

 July 22, 2020   By Eddie

Rogelio Rivas Polanco is the Minister of Justice and Public Security of El Salvador. Rogelio is a businessman and Civil Engineer who until October 2018, was the executive president of the Salvadoran Institute for Municipal Development “ISDEM.”

In June 2019, Rogelio Rivas was appointed by President Nayib Bukele to be his Minister of Justice and Public Security. Rivas replaced Mauricio Landaverde, who had this position under the presidency of Sánchez Ceren.

Rogeliio Rivas
Rogelio Rivas

Minister of Justice and Public Security of El Salvador.

Since assuming this position in June 2019, Rogelio Rivas has accomplished a great deal implementing President Nayib Bukele’s security control plan.

In the first thirteen months as a security minister, the country has set records with low homicide numbers, something that both ARENA and the FMLN administrations were unable to do. In the past 20 years, El Salvador has had one of the highest daily murder rates in the world.

In the first six months of 2020, El Salvador, the country with the lowest number of murders in the northern triangle. This is an achievement that must be credited to Rogelio Rivas and Merino Monroy.


Also, as of today, July 22, 2020, El Salvador has had 21 days with zero murders. This is another record set by the plan created by Nayib Bukele and carried out by Rogelio Rivas.

The following is El Salvador’s murder rate since June 2019. This is the time when Nayib Bukele began his term as president and Rogelio Rivas as the Minister of Justice and Public Security of El Salvador.

Average daily murders.

** Red is the Administration of President Salvador Sanchez Ceren “FMLN.”

Rogelio Rivas’s profesional career.

Rogelio was president of ISDEM until October 2018. He was appointed to this position by Nayib Bukele, mayor of San Salvador at the time.

Before ISDEM, Rivas served as the proprietary director of the Governing Board of the National Administration of Aqueducts and Sewers “ANDA.” This was during the administration of Mauricio Funes.