Dr. Ghaleb Victorio Krame
Assistant Professor, Science in Policing and Security Program
Dr. Ghaleb Krame has more than two decades of experience in law enforcement and consultancy.
From 2017 to 2020, Dr. Ghaleb Krame served in the state of Tamaulipas as Acting Under- Secretary of the Penal System, Chief of Staff and Director of Police Strategy. During his tenure, he successfully led the institutional reengineering the Direction Police Strategy in order to optimize resources and improve results as measured by the federal government and independent non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Tamaulipas dramatically reduced violent, property, and corporate crime rates during his tenure as Chief of Staff, while increasing organized crime rates came to a halt.
In 2018 Dr. Krame was appointed Accreditation Manager before the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) on behalf of the Secretary of Public Security of Tamaulipas. As the Accreditation Manager of CALEA® (The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.) in the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico; Krame was responsible to improve the delivery of public safety services by maintaining a comprehensive body of law enforcement standards, establishing and administering an accreditation process, and recognizing professional excellence in a police corporation of +7,000 police officers.
Following the unfortunate assassination of the Undersecretary of the Penal System in 2017, as Chief of Staff, Dr. Krame was given the task of running the Undersecretary of Sanctions and Social Reintegration, Tamaulipas Secretary of Public Security until a new replacement was appointed. During his tenure, Dr. Krame was able to deactivate a severe armed conflict between rival drug cartels in the Prison of Reynosa through a joint operation with Federal Forces.
Between 2016 and 2017, Dr. Krame was appointed Undersecretary of Crime Prevention, Secretary of Public Security of Colima, Mexico. By implementing prevention and citizen participation programs in the state of Colima, particularly in the municipalities of El Terrero and Minatitlán, Dr. Krame was able to rebuild social ties and repatriate the majority of the population who had fled to the neighboring state of Michoacán due to the violence generated by Drug Cartels in the area. Additionally, he established public-private partnerships between the government and private companies committed to improving the working conditions of Colima’s police officers.
Dr. Krame is a frequent contributor to national and international media outlets, including TIME magazine, Reforma (Mexico’s national newspaper), and 3SAT (German public television), on issues ranging from policing to national security, terrorism, and counterterrorism.
Dr. Krame is a proud father of three young boys and Mixed Martial Arts enthusiast.
01/21- pres. Assistant Professor, Rabdan Academy. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- As a faculty member in the program of Science in Policing and Security, my main duties are to lecture and to undertake research projects to advance, improve and implement better policing practices. Rabdan Academy excels in providing their students, mainly active members from Abu Dhabi Police force and the UAE military, with cutting-edge analytical and technical tools in areas of operations such as crime investigations, intelligence, and effective policing.
07/17 – 10/20. Chief of Staff, Secretary of Public Security of Tamaulipas
- Based on a profound and evidence-based analysis of the operations of organized crime groups, mainly drug cartels, and the criminal incidence in each region across the state, I have designed the institutional reengineering of security corporations in order to optimize resources and improve results measured by the Federal government and independent NGO’s. During my tenure as Chief of Staff, Tamaulipas reduced violent, property and corporate crime rates dramatically; whereas, increasing organized crime rates came to a standstill.
01/18 – pres. Accreditation Manager before the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) on behalf of the Secretary of Public Security of Tamaulipas
- As the Accreditation Manager of CALEA® (The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.) in the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico; I was responsible to improve the delivery of public safety services by maintaining a comprehensive body of law enforcement standards, establishing and administering an accreditation process, and recognizing professional excellence in a police corporation of +7,000 police officers. I successfully accomplished the established goal to earn the Golden Standard in Public Safety for a very large Police Corporation in a record time for a such large corporation.
01/18 – 12/19 Acting Head of Police Strategy, Secretary of Public Security of Tamaulipas
- As a Chief of Staff, I had to take charge temporarily of the Direction of Police Strategy until a new Director was appointed. During this tenure, I redirected the mission and the vision of the office in order to cope with the increasing analytical challenges to strengthen the supply chain of reliable and accurate intelligence addressing the needs of the Special Operations Forces.
07/17 – 12/17 Acting Undersecretary of Sanctions and Social Reintegration, Secretary of Public Security of Tamaulipas
- After the unfortunate assassination of the Undersecretary of the Penal System, and as a Chief of Staff, I was instructed to be in charge of this office until a new replacement was appointed.
During my brief tenure, and in a joint operation with Federal Forces, I managed to deactivate a severe armed conflict between rival criminal groups in the Prison of Reynosa. These actions allowed us to mitigate the risks of an escalation of violence and protect inmates and civilians.
01/16 – 05/17 Undersecretary of Crime Prevention, Secretary of Public Security of Colima
- Through the prevention and citizen participation programmes implemented in the state of Colima, particularly in the municipalities of El Terrero and Minatitlán, we were able to rebuild the social bonds and repatriate most of the population who emigrated to the neighbour state of Michoacán because of the prevailing violence. Moreover, I built public-private-partnerships between the Government and private companies, which were committed to improve the conditions of the police forces of Colima.
06/15 – 01/16 Senior Intelligence Analyst, Madison Intelligence
- Served as POC and account manager for five major international corporations operating in Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. I provided advise on security threats and major geopolitical events. I organised the security services for these companies, from security details for top senior stakeholders visiting Mexico to tailored risk assessments oriented to mitigate potential security-related risks.
12/12 – 12/15 Executive Secretary of the Inter-Agency Commission for the Social Prevention of Violence and Crime
- During my tenure as Executive Secretary, I implemented a variety of social programmes and public policies oriented to reduce the prevailing violence in the state. As a result of these actions, Veracruz achieved extraordinary results in terms of violence and crime reduction. In fact, Veracruz was the leader in criminal incidence reduction in Mexico.
08/10 – 12/12 Head of Engagement and Prevention of Crime, Secretary of Public Security of Veracruz
- I served as liaison between the Secretary, with civil society organisations, private companies, and other government institutions both at the state and national levels. From this position I established strong relationships with commercial chambers and private actors aiming to build a holistic approach to prevent crime. Through these alliances, I was able to dignify the police function via the recognition of our police officers by the creation of discounts for them and their families.
PCHE (Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education) from the University of Sheffield.
Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Sheffield.
M.A. in International Political Economy (Distinction awarded) from the University of Sheffield.
B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from CIDE.
- Policing & Security
- Strategic planning
- Intelligence gathering & source management
- Drug cartels and paramilitary crime organizations.
- Intelligence led policing in counterinsurgency scenarios.
- Strategic forecasting.
KRAME, GHALEB (2020) “WHAT DO WE KNOW AFTER THREE GENERATIONS OF SECURITY SCHOLARS?”., Submiited to the University of Security and Justice from the State of Tamaulipas. (Awaiting publication date).
KRAME, GHALEB (2003),CO-AUTOR, “REFLECCTIONS ON NORTHERN IRELAND TROOPS, ANTI- TERRORISM AND THE CREATION OF THE NEW SECURITY PROBLEMS”, Conflict Studies Journal, 2 DE JUNIO DE 2003. ▪
KRAME, GHALEB (1999). “1998: A YEAR TO KEEP IN MIND], CISDES- U.N MAGAZINE, 1: 1999.
Policy papers & opinion papers:
KRAME, GHALEB “CARECE GDF DE UN CISEN. CUENTA LA CIUDAD CON 13 MIL CÁMARAS, Y 90 MIL POLICÍAS… PERO FALLA INTELIGENCIA”, PERÓDICO REFORMA, 17 DE OCTUBRE DE 2013. ▪
KRAME, GHALEB “VEN EXPERTOS REACOMODO DE NARCOS EN REYNOSA”, PERÓDICO REFORMA, 23 DE MARZO DE 2013.
KRAME, GHALEB “LIGAN VIOLENCIA A PUGNA ZETAS-CHAPO”, PERÓDICO REFORMA, 10 DE JULIO DE 2012.
KRAME, GHALEB “PONEN EN DUDA MERMA AL CHAPO”, PERÓDICO REFORMA, 13 DE FEBRERO DE 2012. ▪ KRAME, GHALEB “ADVIERTEN ACADÉMICOS SOBRE MAYOR VIOLENCIA”, PERÓDICO REFORMA, 19 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2011. ▪
KRAME, GHALEB “SUBEN LOS ATAQUES A SEDES POLICIACAS”, PERÓDICO REFORMA, 18 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2011.