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Reports of mass resignations aim to discredit the Police

Santo Domingo.- National Police director Nelson Peguero on Wednesday said reports of alleged mass resignations of officers aim to discredit the implementation of the department’s internal transformation process.

He said thus far he hasn’t received any requests for resignations from officers, noting that the Police’s reform process not only benefits its members, but will also lead to improved public safety. “That’s not true, I have not received any requests for discharge as some sectors have said, all they want is to discredit a wonderful process that the country had never experienced. A process whose only intent is to convert the National Police into a professional police.”

He also said the Police Statutory Law is a tool that if applied 100%, “will sprout the necessary fruits to professionalize the police.”

Yesterday Dominican Anticorruption Alliance (Adocco) coordinator Julio Cesar de la Rosa said mass resignations are taking place in the Police, including high-ranking officers.

He said the recent “legislation that doesn’t take into account the police’s quality of life” triggered the “malaise” among officers

“It’s incredible that while everyone is appeased with the new legislation, the quality of life of the officers wasn’t taken into account when the new law was passed,” Tiburcio said, interviewed on the ‘Entero Crédito’ program.

Source: DT

Aug 5, 2016

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