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Colombia - Central Directorate of Criminal Police

DIJIN - Dirección Central de Dirección Judicial

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image by Eugene Ipavec, 28 December 2005

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The Colombian Police is divided into Directorates. One of the Directorates is DIJIN, or Dirección Central de Policía Judicial, Central Directorate of Criminal Police in English. DIJIN is a national directorate within the Police, with regional sections in each Police Command throughout the country.
E.R., 28 December 2005

The Director of the DIJIN has its own War Flag and Standard. Image by El Espectador, a Colombian newspaper. The War Flag (left) is the Colombian tricolor, with coat of arms, and on the bottom fringe it reads in yellow capital letters DIRECCION DE INV. CRIMINAL (abbreviation for Dirección de Investigación Criminal), and the Standard is the Directorate's flag plus two white stars on the top left, symbolizing the Two-star General rank for the Director. It's worth noticing that even though Generals in Colombia wear Suns instead of Stars for their rank insignia, the Director's flag indeed shows Stars instead of Suns.
This same pattern is followed by all other Police Directorates, that is, a War Flag (the Colombian tricolor flag with coat of arms, plus the respective entity's name on the bottom fringe below the coat of arms), plus a Standard (each Directorate's own flag).
There's a better resolution of the image at this link.  (Source: El Espectador newspaper, May 2, 2009 article seen here.)
Esteban Rivera, 31 May 2011