About the new police chief

It has more than 60,000 police personnel, including border guard personnel, and is under the direct control of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei who is the head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. In 2003, some 400 women became the first female members of the police force since the 1979 Revolution.The Guidance Patrol, commonly called the “morality police”, was a vice squad/Islamic religious police in the Law Enforcement Force of the Islamic Republic, established in 2005 with the task of arresting people who violate the Islamic dress code, usually concerning the wearing by women of hijabs covering their hair.