All About Police Reform

HONDURAS / 30 SEP 2016

Honduras is looking to double its National Police within the next six years, an ambitious yet questionable plan given previous underwhelming attempts at police reform and the perennial issue of corruption.

HONDURAS / 26 SEP 2016

An internal investigation alleges that 81 police officers in Honduras, including high-ranking officials, have been working for an MS13 gang leader and participated in horrific crime sprees that include the…

POLICE REFORM / 22 SEP 2016

The people entrusted with enforcing the law in Venezuela regularly make the headlines as suspects or alleged accomplices, facilitators or perpetrators of serious crimes, a sign of the advanced deterioration…

HONDURAS / 21 SEP 2016

Honduras' police reform commission has asked the Attorney General's Office to investigate over 500 officers for their alleged involvement in a range of crimes, but it's unlikely the country's notoriously…

HONDURAS / 29 AUG 2016

A newspaper in violence-plagued Honduras investigated why Nicaragua enjoyed a much lower homicide rate and credited its neighbor's relatively professional and efficient police force for keeping the peace. But the answer…

ARGENTINA / 16 AUG 2016

The suspicious death of a police officer and a recent confrontation between border guards and allegedly crooked cops are adding to long-standing concerns about corruption in Argentina’s provincial police forces.

HONDURAS / 4 AUG 2016

The Honduras Police Reform Commission has released a first assessment of the new online denunciation platform in its latest move to try and purge Honduras’ corrupt police, revealing officers were most…

PERU / 2 AUG 2016

Nearly one hundred members of Peru's national police are under investigation for their alleged participation in a series of extrajudicial killings, illustrating the dangers of inculcating and rewarding violence within…

HONDURAS / 13 JUL 2016

Honduran Security Minister Julián Pacheco says the country's drug trafficking groups have begun a process of reorganization following recent arrests and extraditions of powerful underworld players, mirroring a pattern observed…

CACHIROS / 6 JUL 2016

While speaking before the US Congress' Central America Caucus on July 6, InSight Crime Co-Director Steven Dudley outlined how drug trafficking organizations on the isthmus operate and the implications for…

GUATEMALA / 6 JUL 2016

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has announced the military will continue supporting police in a domestic security role, extending a controversial stopgap measure seen elsewhere in the region that is frequently…

ELITES AND CRIME / 30 JUN 2016

The United States has brought drug trafficking charges against six members of the Honduran National Police in connection with a case involving the son of an ex-president, a sign of…

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