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Seer em ee Ee Bee Rete eons conser \CKGROUND © This past April 8, the Honduran Congress declared a national security and public interest emergency. It mandated the clean-up of the National Police in a period of 12 months, and granted faculties to that end to a Special Commission. © On April 12th, the Executive Branch named the Special Commission for the Clean-up and Transformation of the National Police, comprising of one Government representative and three representatives of other sectors. MANDATE 1. Determine the suitability of all police agents: trust, capability, aptitude, competency and disposition. 2. Design an oversight and supervision mechanism for the clean-up of the police force, to be implemented by the Ministry of Security. 3. Refer to the Attorney General's office and the Court of Auditors all files from persons removed from the police force under suspicion of having committed illicit acts, 4, Periodically inform the President and Congress of the state of the clean-up and restructuring process. INFORMATION GATHERING AND EVALUATION © The Commission's first decision was to initiate the evaluation and clean-up process from the top down, starting with Police Generals. ‘© The Commission received information relating to all active Police officers from the Court of Auditors, the Attorney General's Office, the Prosecutor General's Office, the Judicial Branch, the National Intelligence and Investigation Directorate, the National Human Right’s Commissioner, and the National Police General Directorate. © This information was integrated into a single data base and review by all members of the commission. To date, the 272 highest-ranked officers in the National Police have been evaluated. © In addition to official data gathering channels, the Commission has launched an online mechanism that allows the general population to contribute information relating to police corruption in a confidential manner. RESULTS TO DATE | evousted Clean-up Results to Date conerals Voluntry Retirement, 5 Under Investigation, 12 Commissioners ‘sub Commissioners Suspended, 17 ‘Commissaries Total Cancelled, Ratified, 38 150 © Of the 272 officers it has evaluated so far, the Special Commission has cancelled, suspended or accepted the voluntary retirement of 110 officers (40%), and ratified 150 of them in their current posts (55%). OTHER ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMISSION * Analyze the Ministry of Security and National Police Organic Bill and the Police Career Bill to share its opinion on the matter with Congress. ‘* Evaluate the Police Career Investigation and Evaluation Directorate. SPECIAL COMMISSION FOR THE CLEAN-UP AND TRANSFORMATION OF THE NATIONAL POLICE OF HONDURAS: BACKGROUND ‘The National Congress of Honduras, by Legislative Decree No. 21-2016, published in the Official Newspaper “La Gaceta” on April 8, 2026, declared an emergency situation for national security and public interest, the process of the clean-up of the National Police for the term of twelve (12) months. Article 3 provides that the Executive shall appoint 2 Committee for the Clean-Up Process and Transformation of the National Police, which will be composed by persons af recognized integrity and track record and chaired by the Secretary of State in the Office of Security. The Executive through Agreement No. 27-A dated April 12, 2016, appointed the Special Commission for the Clean-Up Process and Transformation of the National Police. ‘oBJectives Ensure the efficient clean-up and transformation of the National Police. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ‘The Special Committee is composed af three representatives of the civil society and the Secretary of State in the Office of Security, General {r) Julian Pacheco Tinoco, who will preside the Committee. ‘The Representatives of the Civil Society are: Lawyer, Vilma Morales, former president of the Supreme Court of Justice (SCI); Mr. Omar Rivera, representative of civil society, and Alberto Solorzano who Is a pastor of the Evangelical Church. All of them are volunteering to do their wark, without acquiring a salary. They have integrated an Advisory and Consultative Team of 3 members, ‘and 3 technical, financial and legal support tears. Vilma Morales ‘© She isa Lawyer, bora October 15, 1954, with more than 38 years of experience. From 2002-2009 she was President of the Supreme Court of Justice of Honduras and from 2010-2014 she was President of the National Commission of Banking and Insurance; in recent years she has helped in the interventions for Institute for Teachers (INPREMA), Honduran Institute of Social Security, and ‘currently for the Commission of Clean-Up and Transformation of the National Police. + She has been a Professor at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) and In the Central American Technologic University (UNITEC). She is @ Lawyer and Notary with a Masters in Central American Defense and Security. ‘Omar Edgardo Rivera '* Born in Honduras, he is 4 years old, Industrial Engineer and he isa specialist in government administration and public politics. From 1994-2009 he served as a local offical in the Metropolitan Area of Valle de Sula, and in the areas of social development of the Government of the Republic of Honduras, ‘© For the past seven years he has been working in the Civil Society Sector in Honduras, as Executive Director of the Civil Society Groupl (GSC), Coordinator of Advocacy of the Association for a More Just Society (AS!) which is the chapter of Transparency International (Tl) in Honduras, and Coordinator of the Alliance for Peace and Justice (API), 2 public platform comprised of Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs), churches and academic institutions. Focuses its work in directing social audit processes and advocacy in education, public health, land regularization and system security and justice in Honduras. Jorge Machado Banegas He has served for the past 10 years as Executive Director of the Evangelical Fellowship of Honduras, the representative institution of the Evangelical Church of Honduras, nationally and internationally. The Evangelical Fellowship of Honduras represents alitie more than 15,000 evangelical churches and ministries in the country. ‘© According to surveys the evangelical church represents 43% of the national population; and according to a recent survey made by Americas Barometer, the Evangelical Church leads credibility among Hondurans with 71.1 percent, © In February 2016 he became Executive Director of the Evangelical Alliance America, which is represents 22 Evangelical Confraternities Aliances in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Hispanics in United States and Spain. POU hee irom ica y Amie LeCe AB AG) Between 2004 and 2011 the murder rate in Honduras Historic Homicide Rate per 100,000 Inhabitants increased exponentially, from 30.7 per 100,000 to 86.5 in Jooram6 2011. This tendency was reflected in statistics relating to other types of crime, such as robbery, extortion and drug trafficking, among others. Due to the implementation of an integral security strategy which involved all branches of government (Executive, Legislative, Judicial and Attorney General's Office), in 2012 the murder rate was stabilized, and from that year to-date this has been reduced by 26.5 points (30%). oe ee eee a ee Strategic Planning and Budget Efforts Previously, the budget of the Ministry of Security was inadequate to cover the sector's needs—furthermore, there were no additional income streams to make investments for the sector, and relevant foreign aid streams were not eeazee aligned to national priorities. In 2015, the budget of the Ministry of Security increased by 45% (from USS 175 million to USS 263 million). ‘Additionally, the Security Tax—a special retention made on financial transactions—contributes approximately US$ 100 million per year to cover investments in security. The Government is also executing two security loan operations with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and World Bank totaling USS 75 million, During the past two years the Ministry of Security has also worked closely with foreign donors in order to align their contributions to this sector with the national objectives relating to development, and citizen security and coexistence. ‘Strengthening the Legal and Institutional Framework pertaining to Citizen Security tional frailty: it did not have an adequate legal or stances of The country is emerging from a situation of evident in: institutional framework to face the challenges posed by a new security context; it lacked ji interinstitutional coordination as well as politics and mechanisms to work with an integral focus on citizen security. In the past few years this framework has been strengthened through the reform and passing of a number of laws which have allowed, among other things: a special tax to fund the security and justice sectors, the extradition of Honduran citizens, the seizure of assets of illicit origin, the interception of electronic communications, the application of confidence tests to security and justice sector operatives, the establishment of special courts with a national jurisdiction, the regulation of intelligence activities, and the clean-up of the National Police. One of the most effective instances to emerge from these reforms is the National Defense and Security Council (NDSC, comprised of the Presidents of the three branches of government, the Attorney General, the Minister of Security, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Director of Intelligence), the governing body of the country’s security policies. With the aim of maintaining citizen security in the country while the National Police undergoes a process of reform and strengthening of its capabilities, in 2014 the NDSC organized the National Interinstitutional Security Force (FUSINA).? 2 Created through NDSC Resolution No. 20/2014. Comprised of members of the National Police, Armed Forces, Attorney General’s Office, Intelligence Directorate, Judicial Branch, and the National Migration Institute. ‘The following table and graph show the expected increase in the number of new recruits in the National Police thanks to the recruiting and training efforts being undertaken by the Honduras Government, By 2022, 22.500 out of 26,000 police personnel will be had been trained with the new curricula and will have at least high school as educational requirement, Ea 24,301, ry 14,950 Fy 16,034 2019 18,932 Ea} 2016 wry 26,485 Bro ee 3,000 3,700 3,700 3,700 3,700 3,400 1,500 Drineauc unc cd 683 748 802 947 1,084 1,215 1,324 ‘iting trough Cleanup 1004 1,869 REIGN ST REIN 8721,014 8.866351 | 91012229 | 9.158.345) | 9\30¢3a0) 9,450,711) | 907,739 Fey OMe 157 169 178 207 233 237 276 | National Police and Mi Projections As the National Police strengthens its capabilities, successive withdrawal phases of Armed Forces | Participation in citizen security operations will be | carried out. The presence of the Armed Forces will eventually be limited to supporting security activities in high violence contexts or at times of national ‘emergencies. 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 [eeesereteatcral notes enc etary Costs Expenditure Projections - Ministry of Security t ‘The costs associated with this initiative go far beyond ™ Pane | the labor costs for new recruits. In order to maintain o the new Police standards, it is required to make substantial investments in equipment and. i infrastructure. In the upcoming 5 years, the additional 3“ resources required are estimated in US$ 359 million ~ ,,. (129% of 2016 total budget). The payroll is expected to. increase by 143% between 2016 and 2021 and | ™ infrastructure and equipment investment will amount 0 US$ 85 million.

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