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Fewer bodyguards for government officials

Santo Domingo.- The new bill for the National Police law that will be presented at the next session of the Senate, is suggesting to limit the number of bodyguards for officials to four agents, with the only exception being the president.

It also establishes that the National Police chief may not remain in post for more than two years and must automatically retire once the term has been served. Nonetheless, the president may remove the Police Chief from the post before the end of the term.

The new law also proposes vacation pay for police agents.

The Interior, Police and Citizen Security Commission, chaired by senator Julio César Valentín, agreed to reintroduce the bill in the next session, after proposing a series of modifications.

Valentín added that the bill also seeks to reduce the number of Police generals to 20 and to reduce the number of the Higher Police Commission members from 13 to six.

He said that the bill had been approved twice by the higher chamber, but that it had languished in the Chamber of Deputies over two legislative periods.

The senator for Santiago said that once approved in a second reading, it would be sent to the Chamber of Deputies for discussion and approval.

He said that the bill was essential for the nation and for citizen security.

The meeting to discuss the item was also attended by senators Arístides Victoria Yeb and Manuel Paula.

Source: DT

Sep 7, 2015

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