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No more ‘dog bathers’ in the National Police

Santo Domingo.- The Chamber of Deputies will approve the bill to amend the National Police Statutory Law in its next session, lower chamber Interior and Police Commission chair Elpidio Baez announced Monday.

The also spokesman for the ruling party (PLD) deputies said the proposed legislation features new investigation methodology and improved rapprochement with the population.

“There’s great interest and consensus has already been reached for this proposal to be signed into law in the current legislature, which ends July 25. The project also includes a reduction of the Superior Police Council, which is under the leadership of the Interior and Police Ministry. This project will be approved in the Chamber’s next session,” Baez said.

The Senate has already approved the bill, which among other provisions, sets a cap of 20 generals, and bans police officers from working as “shopping cart pushers and dog bathers” for individuals or corporations or businesses, unless it’s determined that they are in grave danger.

The bill also stipulates that the head of the Police will no longer be called “Chief” but “Director General” instead and who’ll serve for two years, and once that period ends, will automatically be placed on retirement.

Once signed into law, the President will have 24 months to trim the number of generals and colonels in the National Police.

Source: DT

June 21, 2016

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