Since 8 November 2015 Director General of DP is Normunds Mežviets. N. Mežviets was born in 1973. He has a Master’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in History. Since 2002, N. Mežviets has been working with the issues concerning national security. He started serving in DP in 2005 when the Counterterrorism Centre was created where N. Mežviets significantly contributed to the establishment and development of national counterterrorism system. In the course of his professional activity, the field of his further work was related to strategic planning of DP work, the analysis of operational information, international cooperation among security and intelligence services. Moreover, N. Mežviets coordinated DP preparation for as well as organised the work of DP chairing the Latvian Presidency in the Council of the European Union.
He has been awarded for his professionalism and excellent results with distinction by the Minister President as well as received recognitions from the Ministry of Interior and DP.