Former Interpol director Ralf Mutschke was named FIFA's director of security.
Mutschke is currently senior manager at the German Federal Criminal Police Office and a former Interpol director, and takes up his new role on June 1.
FIFA general secretary Jérôme Valcke said the division will be beefed up under Mutschke's supervision.
"We have decided to strengthen the former security department, making it into a full division in order to continue to tackle all issues related to football security and the protection of the integrity of the game," said Valcke.
"This is another major step in our determination to ensure a clean and safe sport and to underline our commitment to the fight against match fixing in football."
Mutschke set out his priority as "the integrity of FIFA competitions...match fixing, betting fraud and corruption".