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Senate approves organic law for National Police

The Senate has approved a bill with significant changes in the National Police structure and procedures. The changes that were approved include an end to the option of reinstating police agents, and the only exceptions will be those contained in the Constitution. The law also limits service to 40 years, introduces a better Social Security regime, regulates the use of force, prioritizes crime prevention and increases penalties for crimes and the punishment of police errors.

Senators Julio Cesar Valentin, Adriano Sanchez Roa, Carlos Castillo, Manuel Paola and Aristides Victoria submitted the bill to changed the Organic Law of the National Police (No. 02418).

Public hearings were held in Santiago, Barahona, San Pedro and the National District in addition to hearings with all sectors linked to the National Police.

The chief of the National Police will be called director general and will be appointed by the President of the Republic, chosen from a list of active generals. The director general will hold the rank of major general while in post. Once they have completed two years of service the general will be retired with that rank. The bill now goes to the Chamber of Deputies.

Source: DR1

Oct 29, 2015

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