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The government is betting on the better education of current and future police to improve citizen security in the Dominican Republic. In an event to launch the National Police Education Reform Strategy held on 1 August 2022, President Luis Abinader and Interior & Police Minister Jesus Vasquez announced new training plans. The plans include free education for police, their spouses and children at 52 higher learning institutions. Former rector of the state university, Roberto Santana was named the coordinator for the education improvement programs.

The six-year plan calls for a restructuring plan over the first 18 months assessment period to prepare the proposals for the comprehensive changes at the Police Education Institute and to prepare the new police that are now being recruited. The plan calls for all 35,000 police of all ranks to take three-month courses...

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