Abinader describes the National Police's transformation process as “unstoppable”.

President Luis Abinader assured that the transformation process of the National Police is “an unstoppable reality that will lead to a police system that is more close to the people, respects the constitution and laws, and is able to serve”.

The President felt that so far a lot has been achieved in this matter in a short period of time and assured that massive steps have been taken.

The statements were made by the Head of State while presiding over the closing ceremony of the first phase of the National Police's educational transformation in its first two years at the Institute of Higher Education (IPES).

Results

The President said 4,480 enlisted personnel have been trained in the process of overhauling the National Police. 129 Senior Officers; 118 junior officers, 109 instructors and 230 trained assistants.

Likewise, he said 12 universities such as UNPHU, UASD, UCNE, UCE, Ucateci, Uteco, Inesdyc, UAPA, Ucateba, Unade, PUCMM and Unapec are participating in this exercise.

Advances in evidence

“The process of transformation of the national police, through verifiable improvement in its educational processes, is an unstoppable reality that should lead us to a police system that is more close to the people, respects the constitution and laws and is able to serve.” said the President.

A new educational model

The governor said that work has been done with the generation of a new educational model, with new study programs that point to the current profile of the police officer needed today in Dominican society.

He announced that a new classroom and student services building will break ground in the IPES Education Plaza, and remodeling of the Hatillo facilities, the traditional site of the Police Training School, will begin soon.

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“We plan to build a PN cultural center and replace the command school,” the president said.

Teacher training

“At the same time, teacher training and co-teaching with university professors has started. Also, teachers of police subjects have been trained and promoted,” he said.

Sung by Mukian Ben

Executive Director of the Technical Commission for Restructuring the Police Education System Mukian Sang Ben thanked President Abinader for his support for the transformation of the National Police and the fulfillment of its mission.

Executive Committee, Carlos Manuel Estrella, IPES Board of Directors Member Mrs. Melba Barnett and Education Committee Director Miguel Escala also spoke at the event.

In attendance were Ministers of the President Joel Santos; Interior and Police, Jesus Vasquez Martinez and Higher Education, Science and Technology, Franklin Garcia Fermin.

Likewise, Ministers of Housing and Buildings, Carlos Bonilla; Director General of the National Police, Major General Ramon Antonio Guzmán Peralta; PN's Executive Commissioner for Reform, Retired General Luis Ernesto García Hernández and Executive Committee Member, Elena Villaya de Palisa.

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