All About Police Reform

HONDURAS / 26 JAN 2018

New corruption and impunity allegations emerging on the eve of the inauguration of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández have cast doubt over his supposed security successes and set a deeply…

BRAZIL / 22 JAN 2018

Rio De Janeiro’s Police Pacification Units (UPPs), already suffering from crippling budget cuts and broken public confidence, are refusing to respond to calls from areas considered to be of “high…

HONDURAS / 16 NOV 2017

An upcoming election in Honduras has called into question the future of a reform commission that has taken important steps toward cleaning up the country's police force.

CHILE / 16 OCT 2017

In Ecuador and Chile, two of Latin America's most trusted police institutions have been hit by recent corruption scandals, a reminder that even the most highly-regarded security forces in…

EL SALVADOR / 5 SEP 2017

One group of police officers in El Salvador accused of running a death squad has been freed just as another group accused of trafficking illicit objects to inmates has…

EL SALVADOR / 29 AUG 2017

The government of El Salvador has yet to provide a convincing response to allegations that senior officers of the national police created criminal networks within the institution that engaged…

MEXICO / 25 AUG 2017

Members of a federal police unit in Mexico have traded in their weapons for musical instruments in an effort to increase public trust in the institution, but doubts remain…

BELIZE / 11 AUG 2017

In recent years, heavy-handed strategies and mass incarceration have been the preferred tactics used by many politicians in the region. Now, facing evidence that this approach has not been effective…

HONDURAS / 1 AUG 2017

The arrest of a former police chief in Honduras is a sign of the country's efforts to address corruption and develop the capacities of the police, amid indications that the…

BRAZIL / 1 AUG 2017

Community policing has become the go-to security strategy in the Americas. But as the case of the Rio de Janeiro's "pacification" policing experiment shows, its impact has been limited and…

ARGENTINA / 25 JUL 2017

As discussions about police reform abound throughout the Americas, Yanilda González, an assistant professor at the University of Chicago, examines the implications of Latin America's experience with…

MEXICO / 14 JUL 2017

New statistics on Mexico's police paints a picture of an overworked, underpaid and understaffed force that is not concentrated where there are the most public security threats.

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