President Luis Abinader surprised the nation by announcing new measures for enacting Police reform during a press conference on Sunday, 17 October 2021. The Dominican Police has 38,281 active members, including 32 generals, 633 colonels and 752 lieutenant colonels.
President Abinader told the Dominican people that Police reform will take time, “but we need to see results now.” “We are going from a planning stage to taking concrete actions,” said the President upon making the announcement.
He is acting on recommendations made by a high-level committee that benchmarked police reform with successful worldwide experiences to adapt and incorporate best global practices here. He said that the country is working closely with Police experts from Colombia and Spain.
The President said the first steps to implement Police reform are:
For the next 18 months...
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