All About Police Reform

HONDURAS / 2 FEB 2017

Security officials in Honduras announced that the National Police will adopt new uniforms designed to combat officer impersonation, a noteworthy step toward combating a longstanding problem.

COSTA RICA / 31 JAN 2017

Costa Rica has decided to drastically shorten the selection and training process of its police officers, a measure that will quickly increase police presence in troubled areas but may negatively…

HONDURAS / 24 JAN 2017

The president of Honduras has announced that a reform commission designed to purge the country's police forces will continue its work until 2018, a move that could strengthen his bid…

HONDURAS / 12 JAN 2017

Authorities in Honduras have dismantled several networks of allegedly corrupt law enforcement officers, a positive sign for the country's efforts to purge its police institution but also a reminder of…

HONDURAS / 16 DEC 2016

Gunmen riding in a car attempted to assassinate a member of the civilian-led Honduras Police Reform Commission, leaving one of his bodyguards dead and the various commission members shaken.

CIACS / 15 DEC 2016

Former Guatemalan Interior Minister Mauricio López Bonilla -- a decorated war hero and a longtime US ally -- finds himself treading water amidst a flurry of accusations about corruption and…

POLICE REFORM / 15 DEC 2016

The government of Venezuela has promoted a heavy-handed approach to citizen security. According to non-governmental organizations, "People's Liberation" campaigns have claimed over 800 lives in…

HONDURAS / 4 NOV 2016

Authorities in Honduras are investigating legal officials who allegedly accepted bribes to wipe clean the records of officers removed from their posts in a police purge, exposing a new layer…

EL SALVADOR / 25 OCT 2016

Many police in El Salvador are resigning and some are seeking asylum abroad, an indication of officers' dissatisfaction with poor working conditions as they continue to be called upon to…

BRAZIL / 17 OCT 2016

A recent academic study argues that state institutions directly contribute to Latin America's high levels of violence to a much greater extent than contemporary scholarship has suggested, potentially providing a…

PERU / 14 OCT 2016

Police corruption and involvement in criminal activities remains widespread in Peru, a dynamic that could be contributing to growing perceptions of insecurity among Peruvian citizens.

MEXICO / 6 OCT 2016

A recent report has found that nearly one in ten of Mexico's police officers may be unfit for service, underscoring how continuing flaws in local security forces have contributed to the…

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