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No more chiefs, fewer generals in Dominican police

Santo Domingo.- The Senate on Thursday passed in the first roll call and without amendments the  bill for the National Police statutory law, which sets a limits of 20generals and bars agents from working for individuals or businesses  except when there´s clear and present danger.

The senate accepted the report by the Senate Interior and Police commission to pass the legislation, which Elias Piña senator Adriano Sanchez Roa stressed that the head of the Police will no longer be referred to as “chief” (jefe) but “director general” instead.

The legislation also stipulates a two-year tenure for the director general, which once conclude, will automatically be placed on retirement.

Santiago senator Julio C. Valentin said the law improves the police image by public opinion, “because its credibility levels are quite low.” “Once it takes effect the law will give the president 24 months to make adjustments on the number of active police generals and colonels.”

Source: DT

Oct 23, 2015

Category: DR News |

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