Thousands apply to join the Police; new wages and perks motivate young people

A RD$20,463 starting salary and perks including university tuition, free transport, medical and life insurance, have attracted thousands to apply to join the National Police force. The new wages were instituted during the Abinader administration to attract new and better-educated members. Now a high-school degree is required. Previously, an eighth-grade degree was fine.

The Police has carried out a major media campaign to encourage young people to join the force.

A new training program has been instituted under educators Aida Consuelo Bonelly and Mu Kien Sang.

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Diario Libre

25 March 2024