El Salvador is second in Latin America and the Caribbean region with the highest level of trust in the pólice.
The government of President Nayib Bukele is achieving the transformation of the National Civil Police (PNC) into an institution of greater trust for the majority of Salvadorans. This trustworthiness is confirmed by an opinion study developed in Latin America and the Caribbean by the specialized site Statista.
The country ranks second in Latin America and the Caribbean in terms of trust in the Salvadoran police. Thanks to the security strategy promoted by President Nayib Bukele.
The trust generated by the police force is a reflection of the social conditions in the countries of the region. Based on the hope that the population has in its police force, criminals may be deterred from committing crimes.
According to the Statista study, 69% of the Salvadoran population trusts the police. El Salvador appears below only Uruguay, where support for its police is 75%.
All this is a reflection of the capacity we have acquired as institutions that watch over the security of this country to be able to carry out first-world operations and is a sign of the change of focus that we are making as the Justice and Security Cabinet.
In the Central American region, only El Salvador and Costa Rica have favorable results in terms of confidence in their respective public security forces. In the first 12 steps are Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, among others.
The results of these surveys confirm the success achieved by the Territorial Control Plan implemented by the government of President Nayib Bukele, with which the country maintains the frontal fight against gangs, drug trafficking and organized crime.
The actions of phase 4 of the Territorial Control Plan promoted by the Government of President Nayib Bukele continue to produce results in the fight against gangs that generate grief, pain and anxiety in the Salvadoran population.
The Minister of Justice and Security, Gustavo Villatoro, said that the National Civil Police (PNC) and the Armed Forces of El Salvador (FAES) have among their purposes to severely beat criminal structures at all levels.
The official reiterated his commitment to take homicidal criminals who threaten the lives and security of the Salvadoran population off the streets. We are firmly committed in our fight against crime.
Early Thursday morning, the police carried out three raid operations in different parts of the national territory, with the purpose of locating gang members who have active arrest warrants for different crimes.
Police agents raided five municipalities in the department of Cabañas. The action is part of phase 4 of the Territorial Control Plan, in order to comply with arrest warrants for those accused of different crimes, including homicides, extortion and illegal human trafficking.
Other similar procedures were carried out in the early hours of this day in Sonsonate, Santa Ana and San Salvador in order to provide security to the Salvadoran population.
These people will be brought to justice to answer for their participation in multiple cases of aggravated homicide, disappearance of persons, illegal groups, among others.
During the raid, the police seized two cell phones, with which they allegedly made calls to the victims, demanding sums of money in exchange for not threatening their integrity or that of their families.
EL SALVADOR RANKS SECOND IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN IN LEVEL OF TRUSTWORTHINESS OF THE POLICE
POLITICAL CLASSTHE LATESTNov 18, 2021, 13:43 Pm
By Redacción UH
The recent study published by “Global Law and Order 2021” conducted by the consulting firm Gallup, El Salvador was positioned in the second place that most trust its police forces, compared to other regions of the world.
According to the analysis of the statistics, the police forces that have the worst image in the eyes of public opinion are those of Venezuela, Bolivia and Mexico. Only one out of four Venezuelans surveyed trusts the local police, while in Mexico almost four out of ten citizens do.
However, among the statistics presented by the consulting firm, El Salvador is among the countries where citizens have confidence and a positive image of the police, placing it in second place in police trustworthiness with 69% acceptance by Salvadorans, below Uruguay which has 75% positive acceptance, showing a very low difference between the two countries.
SEVEN OUT OF TEN SALVADORANS TRUST THE PNC
11/18/2021 1 minute read
In a survey that analyzes the level of trustworthiness of Latin Americans towards the Police in their countries, El Salvador is in second place with 69% of responses highlighting the work of the PNC and the security they provide to Salvadoran citizens. In other words, 7 out of 10 Salvadorans trust the work of the police.
The Minister of Justice and Public Security, Gustavo Villatoro, highlighted that the result is due to the security strategy promoted by President Nayib Bukele, in coordination with the director of the National Civil Police, Mauricio Arriza Chicas.
“All of this is a reflection of the capacity that we have acquired as institutions that watch over the security of this country to be able to carry out first world operations and is a sign of the change of focus that we are making as the Justice and Security Cabinet,” Villatoro wrote
NAVAL FORCE SEIZES $62.5 MILLION WORTH OF COCAINE OFF THE COAST OF ACAJUTLA
The seizure is the largest so far in the administration of President Nayib Bukele. Until the end of September of this year, authorities reported $150 million in drug seizures.
by David Carpio November 19, 2021In DePaís
The Naval Force reported the seizure of more than 2.5 tons of drugs (preliminary data) whose value in the narcotics market would amount to $62.5 million, which would become the largest seizure during the administration of the president, Nayib Bukele.
“This day, at 5:26 a.m., 460 Nautical Miles south of Acajutla, we made another large drug seizure. The largest of the Territorial Control Plan. We located 9 foreigners (3 Mexicans, 2 Colombians and 4 Ecuadorians), 3 drug boats and 135 packages of approximately 20 packages each,” the president posted on his Twitter account.
He added that the shipment and the detainees will be handed over to the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) and the National Civil Police (PNC), who will carry out an exact count of what was seized.
“It is estimated that there are more than 2.5 tons, valued at more than 62.5 million dollars. Our Naval Force will hand over to the Prosecutor’s Office and the Police, to weigh one by one the packages to give an exact figure. The traffickers will go to prison and the narco-boats will be confiscated,” Bukele said.
As of the end of September of this year, authorities reported that $150 million worth of drugs had been seized during the current administration.
In August, Defense Minister Francis Merino Monroy assured that they have already managed to surpass the seizures made in all of 2019 and 2020.
“This is due to the effectiveness of the Territorial Control Plan, Mr. President Bukele already mentioned that we were not going to focus only on reducing homicides; to date we have doubled the seizures of 2019 and 2020 only in what of 2021, we have been more efficient,” he added.
The operations that have allowed these strong drug seizures have given a lot of prestige to the country, as he assured that this makes drug traffickers avoid transiting through the Salvadoran coast.
“The merit that we have in the fight against drug trafficking is that we have to go out further to seize drugs, our navy does not have the resources to operate at those distances, however, we do it. This is a State policy”, he said.
With the seizure made this Friday morning, authorities expect drug seizures to exceed 6 tons this year.
This week El Salvador became vice-president of the Group of Experts on Maritime Narcotrafficking for the period 2021-2022 due to its great work against drug trafficking.
THE TERRITORIAL CONTROL PLAN HAS BEEN HOMICIDE-FREE FOR 67 DAYS.
President Bukele has insisted that they are working to avoid returning to the past when there were close to 30 homicides a day.
by Mauricio Pineda November 19, 2021In DePaís
The Territorial Control Plan has allowed that during the administration of President Nayib Bukele, a total of 67 days with zero homicides in the country, the last day without violent deaths reported was Wednesday, November 17, according to the Police.
President Bukele’s wisdom in increasing security through the “National Deployment” allowed police and soldiers to safeguard the lives of thousands of citizens, despite the fact that on November 9, 10 and 11 criminal groups wanted to destabilize the country through an upsurge of violence which was contained in less than 24 hours.
It was the president himself who announced on Friday 12th that there were no murders in the country; meanwhile, the Police reported that there were no crimes last Wednesday.
“The National Deployment ordered by President Nayib Bukele continues to produce results, and we announce to the general population that yesterday [November 17] we ended with zero homicides,” the Police announced.
The President has repeatedly stated that, although the results of the Territorial Control Plan are evident and historic, there is still a lot of work to be done, as the country had been experiencing an unstoppable rate of murders during the FMLN governments.
“It is only now, with this government, that three days of violence seem to us overflowing, when before it was daily and permanent. But we will work day and night so as not to return to that past”, said the President.
These results have surpassed the failed security plan of the FMLN government, as evidenced by the 918 homicides recorded in August 2015 alone, when every day there were 30 murders.
PNC DIRECTOR REPORTS THAT PAYMENT OF SALARIES AND BONUSES TO POLICE AGENTS HAS BEEN MADE
November 19, 2021
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The director of the National Civil Police (PNC), Mauricio Arriaza Chicas, informed the operational and administrative personnel, that the payment of salary and supplement of $200 granted has been made.
The Government of President Nayib Bukele, unlike previous administrations, has been punctual in the delivery of salary and other economic benefits for members of the National Civil Police (PNC) demonstrating the importance given to the work developed by the personnel in favor of Salvadorans.
“To inform our operational and administrative human talent, that the payment of salary and the $200 supplement granted by President Nayib Bukele, has been made,” said the director.
LATIN AMERICA, THE REGION IN THE WORLD THAT LEAST TRUSTS THE POLICE
18 Nov 2021
According to the ‘Global Law and Order 2021’ study published this week by the consulting firm Gallup, citizens in Latin America and the Caribbean have the least trust in their police forces compared to other regions of the world. From Mexico to Argentina, an average of 49% of Latin Americans and Caribbeans surveyed say they trust the police where they live, while this figure stands at 71% globally, more than 20 percentage points above the Latin American average. In fact, the second region in the world with the least trust in the police is Sub-Saharan Africa, where around 56% of respondents say they have faith in this security force.
If we analyze what happens within Latin America, the police forces that have the worst image in the eyes of public opinion are those of Venezuela, Bolivia and Mexico. Only one out of every four Venezuelans surveyed trusts the local police, while in Mexico almost four out of every ten citizens do. At the other extreme is Uruguay, where 75% of the people who participated in the survey have a positive image of the police.
The study also evaluates how perceptions of police forces evolved in the first year of the pandemic. In general, the level of trust in the police remained stable between 2019 and 2020, with the exception of a few cases. Bolivia is one of them, as the image of the police deteriorated by ten percentage points, in contrast to Costa Rica, where it improved by 13 points. Broadly speaking, citizens’ trust in their police increased in Latin American countries where this force has a better image, but declined in those where it inspires less security.