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Dominican Republic: Interior and Police seek to guarantee citizen security in Dominican Republic

For the Minister of the Interior and Police (MIP), Jesús (Chu) Vásquez, citizen security constitutes one of the main challenges that must be faced today in the Dominican Republic.

For this reason, the minister has visited different parts of the country during his first 30 days in office to present the Citizen Security Plan that seeks to face the scourge of insecurity and promote peaceful coexistence in the demarcations.

“In each municipality, we order to design a policy jointly with the police, with various institutions and sectors of society so that in each municipality we have an efficient way of how we are going to fight crime and delinquency,” said the minister.

He said that their purpose is to properly install 50 percent of the Local Board of Citizen Security and Gender, during the rest of 2020.

According to decree 121-13, the National Board and the Local Boards of Security, Citizenship and Gender, as spaces for dialogue, have the fundamental mission of promoting and managing the execution of public policies and programs on prevention of violence and crime, that in turn promote peaceful coexistence among residents of the communities defined in their work plans.

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